Solvay Asks Fed. Circ. For New Trial In Honeywell Patent Row

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT) -- Solvay SA asked the Federal Circuit on Monday to grant it a new trial in its infringement suit against Honeywell International Inc. over a patent covering methods for making refrigeration chemicals, saying a lower court should have allowed it to submit Honeywell's admissions about a prior art reference.

Solvay attorney Adam L. Perlman told a three-judge panel on Monday that a Delaware federal court had erred in excluding admissions Honeywell had made to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that purportedly contradicted the defenses Honeywell later...
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