Method Patents Not Covered By 271(f): Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT) -- In Cardiac Pacemakers Inc.’s long-running patent infringement fight against St. Jude Medical Inc. over implantable defibrillators, a federal appeals court has ruled en banc that a statute used by patent holders to assert patents to products originating in the U.S. and assembled in other countries does not apply to method patents.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court’s decision that 35 U.S.C. Section 271(f) applied in Cardiac’s suit over a patent covering a method of using an implantable...
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