Eastman Says Fed. Circ. Patent Ruling Flouted Precedent

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 8:06 PM EST) -- Eastman Chemical Co. asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to review a Federal Circuit decision that revived a Wellman Inc. suit over patents covering a special plastic used in bottles, which Eastman said was at odds with some of the appeals court's own prior findings.

Eastman's petition for certiorari took aim at an April 29 Federal Circuit decision that held that a district court erred when it granted Eastman's motion for summary judgment that two patents covering a type of plastic that can handle high temperatures...
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