Fed. Circ. Shuts Down A123 Bid To Nix Battery Patents

Law360, New York (November 11, 2010, 4:16 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has nixed lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems Inc.'s bid to reopen its case seeking to have two patents licensed to Hydro-Quebec declared invalid.

The appeals court on Wednesday affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts' decision to yield jurisdiction over A123’s declaratory judgment suit to a later-filed suit in Texas in light of its conclusion that the instant suit, if reopened, would be subject to imminent dismissal for failure to join a necessary...
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