'Litigious' Patent Holder Loses Nokia Phone Spat

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 5:03 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a man’s $1 billion lawsuit accusing Nokia Inc. of infringing his cell phone design patents and the sanctions order that requires him to seek permission before filing any future infringement action in federal court over the patents.

Noting that it has affirmed judgments of noninfringement against him on at least nine previous occasions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday agreed with a lower court’s decision chucking Tony Colida’s suit that alleged Nokia’s...
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