Fed. Circ. Keeps Appeal Of ITC Wire Ruling Alive

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 8:15 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit denied a bid Friday to dismiss Lincoln Electric Co.'s challenge to a U.S. International Trade Commission determination that neither Sidergas SpA or The ESAB Group Inc. had infringed a Lincoln patent for bulk welding wire equipment.

Judge Kimberly A. Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Sidergas and ESAB's motion to dismiss Lincoln's appeal for lack of jurisdiction in a three-page nonprecedential order.

ESAB and Sidergas — intervenors before the appeals court — argued that Lincoln's appeal had...
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