Fed. Circ. Upholds Special Patent Expert Appointment

Law360, New York (March 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a patent on power converter technology asserted by O2 Micro International Ltd. against Monolithic Power Systems Inc. is invalid, at the same time upholding a district court's power to appoint its own special expert in complex patent cases.

Judge Randall R. Rader, on behalf of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, wrote in an opinion on Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California did not abuse its...
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