High Court Declines Avid Inequitable Conduct Appeal

Law360, New York (January 10, 2011, 7:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up Avid Identification Systems Inc.'s challenge to a finding that its patent covering technology for identifying lost pets is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

The high court denied Avid's petition for writ of certiorari in its infringement suit against rival The Crystal Import Corp., letting stand the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's April decision that Avid-held U.S. Patent Number 5,235,326 was unenforceable because the company's founder had failed to disclose prior art to the...
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