Philips Wins En Banc Review In CD Patent Case

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 2:43 PM EDT) -- U.S. Philips Corp. and the U.S. International Trade Commission have won their bid for a rehearing by the full Federal Circuit in Philips' dispute with Princo Corp. over whether it entered into an illegal agreement with Sony Corp. to limit the development of alternative technology for making recordable compact discs.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday granted en banc requests from Philips and the ITC, which issued the underlying opinion in the dispute between Philips and Princo.

The appeals court denied...
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