Fed. Circ. Nixes $49M Award Over Claim Construction

Law360, New York (September 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has vacated a $49 million jury verdict in favor of 800 Adept Inc. in a patent infringement case the company brought over toll-free call routing technology, finding that the lower court judge erred in interpreting a critical claim construction.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that Judge Patricia C. Fawsett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida misinterpreted a key part of the patent-at-issue. That error in turn led the jury to reach an...
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