3M To Appeal Toss Of IP Suit Against Avery

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT) -- 3M Co. said Tuesday that it would appeal a Minnesota federal judge's decision to nix its lawsuit seeking a declaration that its products do not infringe Avery Dennison Corp.'s patents covering retroreflective sheeting.

The company filed a notice of appeal, saying it would ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to review an order handed down Monday by Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissing 3M's declaratory judgment suit against Avery, its sole competitor in...
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