Fee Award Vacated In Rumble Strip Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court's ruling that a patent held by Patent Enforcement Team on a method of making road rumble strips is invalid due to anticipation or obviousness, but vacated an award of attorneys' fees to textile maker Dickson Industries Inc. based on a ruling that the patent is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

The court found Wednesday that rulings by Judge Joe Heaton of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma prejudiced...
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