Fed. Circ. Revives Animation Patent Suit Against AMD

Law360, New York (June 7, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court erred in tossing a patent infringement suit brought by Graphics Properties Holdings Inc. — formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc. — against semiconductor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and one of its units over animation technology.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday found that a district court erroneously construed two of three contested limitations in the disputed patent when it granted summary judgment of noninfringement in favor of defendants AMD and...
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