Fed. Circ. Gives FMC Victory Over Rival In Patent Spat

Law360, New York (June 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Chemical company FMC Corp. has won a partial victory over rival Ecolab Inc. in a fight over meat sanitizing patents, now that a federal appeals court has overruled trial judges and reversed several jury findings.

The trial court erred several times in denying FMC's motions for judgment as a matter of law, Judge Arthur Gajarsa said in an opinion issued Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

After the verdict, FMC and Ecolab had each filed several motions to overturn the jury's...
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