Appeals Court Deals Philips Blow In CD “Tying” Case

Law360, New York (March 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a setback for Philips Corp., an appeals court has stayed New York federal court litigation and vacated its order granting Philips’ motion for summary judgment against allegations that it illegally tied patents to CD-ROM technology licenses.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted Princo Corp.’s petition for a writ of mandamus on Thursday, finding that the lower court erred when it refused to stay the case until the U.S. International Trade Commission wrapped up related proceedings.

The appeals court determined that any...
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