Retailers' Win In Web Patent Suit Upheld By Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 4:02 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a ruling that a slew of retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch Co. didn't infringe a Parallel Networks LLC website patent, finding a lower court correctly construed the patent and barred Parallel from amending its complaint.

Parallel argued on appeal that an incorrect claim construction by a Texas federal judge mandated a finding that 99 defendants did not infringe, and that the judge should have let Parallel revise its complaint to make new allegations based on his interpretation of the claims....
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