Saint-Gobain Unit Takes $45M Patent Loss To High Court

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- A Saint-Gobain SA unit asked the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to review a $45 million judgment against it for allegedly infringing a Siemens AG patent covering medical scanning technology, arguing the lower courts used the wrong standard for determining infringement.

A jury ruled, and the Federal Circuit affirmed, that a positron emission tomography scanner for which Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics Inc. holds a patent infringed a patent held by Siemens for a different PET scanner under the doctrine of equivalents.

Saint-Gobain argues in its...
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