Fed. Circ. Lifts Ban On Disputed Vending Machine IP

Law360, New York (December 17, 2009, 5:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ordered a lower court to lift a preliminary injunction against Crane Co. and Seaga Manufacturing Inc. products that have been accused by Automated Merchandising Systems Inc. of infringing an optical technology used in glass-fronted automatic vending machines.

A three-judge appellate panel ruled Wednesday that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia improperly granted the injunction while simultaneously staying AMS's claims against both companies pending the outcome of a re-examination of the relevant...
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