Case Study: Zoltek V. US

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 12:35 PM ET) -- On March 14, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited opinion in Zoltek Corp. v. United States.[1] The case “represents the continuing saga of the Zoltek Corporation ... in its effort to obtain compensation for the alleged infringement of its patent” by Lockheed Martin Corporation while Lockheed was performing under a government contract.

Lockheed had practiced a portion of Zoltek’s patented process in Japan, importing a partially completed product to the United States for sale to the government. Zoltek...
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