Invalid Patent Correction Leads To Reversal

Law360, New York (April 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Citing an invalid certificate of correction from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that a pharmacy service company willfully infringed a patent for heart-surgery chemical technology.

In a decision issued April 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a summary judgment ruling of infringement against Advanced Cardiac Solutions PC, and asked the lower court to reconsider the charges under the patent's original, uncorrected claims.

The plaintiff, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc., didn’t...
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