Fed. Circ. Denies Rehearing In Slow-Cooker Patent Fight
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2013, 9:59 PM ET) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday declined to review its ruling that Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.'s patent related to its slow cooker was invalid because its foreign supplier offered to sell it a version of the product more than a year before the patent application was filed.
In a brief order, the appeals court judges denied Hamilton Beach's petition for a rehearing en banc without commenting on the matter. The Federal Circuit ruled in a split decision in August that Hamilton Beach's patent related to its Stay...