Fed. Circ. Orders New Trial In Golf Ball Patent Feud

Law360, New York (August 14, 2009, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Noting contradictions in the jury verdict and the possibility of prior art in a patent feud between golf titans, a federal appeals court is giving the Fortune Brands Inc. unit that makes Titleist golf balls another swipe at invalidating Callaway Golf Co.’s patents.

On Friday, Judges Richard Linn, Timothy Dyk and Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lifted an injunction against Acushnet Co. and ordered a new trial to determine whether the Fortune subsidiary’s line of ProV1 golf balls are...
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