Fed. Circ. Vacates Conduct Ruling Over Door Patent

Law360, New York (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal circuit court has decided in favor of Larson Manufacturing Co. in its patent infringement suit against Canada's largest storm door maker, throwing out a lower court ruling that Larson engaged in inequitable conduct by withholding prior art from a re-examination panel.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a district court decision on Wednesday that Larson Manufacturing Co. of South Dakota had not disclosed three items of prior art and two office actions during re-examination proceedings in an infringement suit over...
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