$1M Fees Award Nixed In Leviton's Shock Guard IP Suit

Law360, New York (June 1, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has nixed a lower court ruling that Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. committed inequitable conduct during the prosecution of a patent for a device to protect against electric shocks, nixing an award of $1 million in costs and attorneys' fees to defendant Shanghai Meihao Electric Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday ruled 2-1 to remand the case for a bench trial, finding that there were issues of material fact that precluded Judge Andre Davis of the U.S....
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