HoMedics Didn't Infringe Scale Patent: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (December 16, 2010, 2:13 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision that HoMedics Inc. did not infringe a patent held by Sunbeam Products Inc. for a method of constructing platform scales.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that Judge Stephen L. Crocker of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin correctly found that the patent-in-suit clearly excluded a structure found in HoMedics' scale, and that Sunbeam "was not unfairly surprised or prejudiced" by the sua sponte grant of summary...
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