Avery Loses Injunction Bid In RFID Patent Feud

Law360, New York (March 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected Avery Dennison Corp.’s attempt to stop a competitor from using a certain machine and method to produce radio frequency identification inlays during the pendency of their patent dispute.

Avery had sought to enjoin Alien Technology Corp. with respect to two of the seven patents in the case. But in a decision reached Wednesday, Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio found that there was a “substantial question” with respect to validity and that...
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