Avid Denied En Banc Hearing On Nixed Pet ID Patent

Law360, New York (July 19, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Avid Identification Systems Corp., whose patent for technology to identify lost pets was deemed unenforceable due to inequitable conduct, cannot join in a pending en banc review in Therasense v. Becton Dickinson and Co., another inequitable conduct case, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday denied Avid's request for a panel rehearing and rehearing en banc. It also rejected the company's motion to join in the pending Therasense en banc review, or alternatively to stay the...
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