Fed. Circ. Hands Win To Honeywell In Solvay Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (February 12, 2014, 4:33 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected Solvay SA's bid for a new trial in its infringement suit against Honeywell International Inc. over a patent covering methods for making refrigeration chemicals, agreeing with the federal jury that the patent at issue is invalid based on prior art.

Solvay appealed from a district court's judgment in favor of Honeywell, in which the court held that the asserted claim of Solvay's patent was invalid because engineers at the Russian Scientific Center of Applied Chemistry first invented the system. The...
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