Claims Pared In Contractor's Night-Vision IP Row

Law360, New York (December 17, 2013, 6:38 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday significantly trimmed a patent suit brought by defense technology company CANVS Corp. against the government over night-vision technology devices manufactured by Insight Technology Inc. and others, finding some of the claims in CANVS’ patent are anticipated.

Chief Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith ruled that four out of seven claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,911,652 are invalid as anticipated by U.S. Patent No. 5,035,472, also known as the Hansen patent, which was issued to a U.S. Army employee in 1991 and its interests...
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