Fed. Circ. Says Kimberly-Clark Diapers Don't Flout Patent

Law360, New York (July 10, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of a pro se patent holder's claim that Kimberly-Clark Corp. violated her patent for adult diapers, saying that the patented design is substantially different than the company's finished products.

The panel's ruling affirms a September 2013 decision by U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones that said five accused Kimberly-Clark products were plainly dissimilar from Muffin Faye Anderson's patented design, a contention the company proved by submitting photos of its products that the judge found to be markedly different...
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