Dish Case Will Clarify Patent Law On Redesigns: Attys

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 8:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision to weigh the propriety of contempt proceedings as a forum for an infringement ruling in patent litigation is welcome news to lawyers, who say courts need clearer guidelines on addressing continued infringement of redesigned products.

The court agreed to an en banc rehearing of a ruling in a pitched battle between EchoStar Corp. and TiVo Inc. over a digital video recorder patent that attorneys say shines a spotlight on the deficiencies of the so-called colorable difference...
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