Fed. Circ. Decision Ends ATMI, Praxair Dispute

Law360, New York (September 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court panel has remanded part of a patent dispute between ATMI Inc. and Praxair Inc. over the rights to pressurized gas containers, but the case will not be heard by a lower court due to a recent settlement between the parties.

In an opinion issued Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed that one of Praxair’s patents was unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. It then remanded two other patents for further proceedings, one of which was ruled unenforceable for...
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