Volkswagen Loses Bid To Void Orders In Patent Feud

Law360, New York (October 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.S. appeals court has denied a petition by Volkswagen Group of America Inc. to force a federal judge to vacate orders that pared down the car manufacturer's countersuit in an infringement battle with a Texas patent-holding company.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its ruling Wednesday, denying VW's request for a writ of mandamus compelling the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to put aside its orders dismissing all of the automaker's state law claims and sending its...
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