Fed. Circ. Nixes Suit V. Ford Over Donated Patents

Law360, New York (April 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A nonprofit that received donated patents from Ford Motor Co. has failed to convince a federal appeals court to reinstate an infringement suit against Ford over the patents, which was dismissed on the grounds that the donation agreement barred such claims.

On Thursday, two of three judges on a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the suit, which was initially filed by the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization in the U.S. District Court for...
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