High Court Won't Take Up Norgren, SMC Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 6:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not wade into the debate over whether the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit acted correctly in reversing an International Trade Commission finding that SMC Corp.'s devices used in compressed-air systems do not infringe Norgren Inc.'s patent.

In a brief order handed down Tuesday, the U.S.’ highest court denied SMC's petition for writ of certiorari, letting stand the appeals court’s conclusion that an administrative law judge at the ITC improperly read a limitation into the patent claims at issue....
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