Fed. Circ. Revives Philips Defibrillator Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 5, 2010, 5:46 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has breathed new life into Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV's dismissed challenge of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences' determination that Cardiac Science Operating Co. had priority in a patent dispute over defibrillators.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington erroneously entered summary judgment in the suit, and remanded the case to the lower court.

The case involved a dispute between Philips, which held the defibrillator patent-at-issue,...
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