Fed. Circ. Urged Not To Restrict Timing Of Patent Appeals
By Erica Teichert
Law360, Washington (February 08, 2013, 4:28 PM ET) -- Windshield wiper maker Pylon Manufacturing Corp. urged an en banc Federal Circuit panel on Friday not to limit patent litigants' ability to file separate appeals over infringement, damages and willfulness claims in the same case, saying there's no significant reason to change how the court handles such appeals.
As the nine-judge panel mulled over whether it can hear interlocutory appeals in cases where damages and willfulness issues have yet to be resolved, Pylon maintained that those determinations are part of an "accounting," which can still be...