Fed. Circuit Says Whirlpool Appeal Is Premature

Law360, New York (March 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has dismissed as premature an appeal by Whirlpool Corp. in its patent infringement suit against LG Electronics Inc. and General Electric Co. because not all claims were addressed in district court and no final judgment was entered.

The order, issued March 1 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, shot down Whirlpool’s attempt to reverse an August 2006 ruling that its patents for washing machine technology weren’t as original as the company had thought.

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