Wilson Tennis Racket Licensing Suit Revived By Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday revived an inventor's contract suit against Wilson Sporting Goods Co., finding that when ruling in favor of Wilson, the district court wrongly ignored evidence that the company marked many of its tennis rackets with the number of the inventor's patent.

Jack Frolow, who licensed his tennis racket patent to Wilson, alleged that the company breached its contract by not paying royalties on all the licensed rackets. The trial court judge granted Wilson summary judgment that most of the racket models were...
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