Fed. Circ. Revives MetLife-Bancorp Patent Spat

Law360, New York (June 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court gave new life Monday to a protracted patent dispute between Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Bancorp Services LLC, vacating a lower court's summary judgment of noninfringement and remanding the suit.

Judges Haldane R. Mayer, Timothy B. Dyk and Kimberly A. Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri's claim construction regarding Bancorp's patent for a computer program to calculate life insurance credits. However, the higher court found that the...
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