Fed. Circ. Revives Synthetic Mulch Patent

Law360, New York (September 8, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has overturned a decision that Green Edge Enterprises LLC's synthetic mulch patent is invalid for violation of the best mode requirement.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the district court erred by invalidating the patent-in-suit, and remanded the matter for further proceedings.

Green Edge accused Rubber Mulch Etc. LLC, Rubber Resources Ltd. and others of infringing U.S. Patent Number 5,910,514, which covers a synthetic mulch that is colored with a “water...
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