Kimberly-Clark Loses Fed. Circ. Rehearing Bid In IP Row

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday denied Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.’s petition for an en banc rehearing of its decision tossing a lower court’s preliminary injunction against First Quality Baby Products LLC in Kimberly-Clark’s patent infringement suit over diaper products.

A vote taken among 10 appeals court judges denied Kimberly-Clark's request that the court's previous ruling reversing the Wisconsin district court's injunction against First Quality be reheard by the entirety of the bench.

Seven judges voted not to reconsider the June 2011 ruling for First Quality, with Judges Pauline Newman, Kathleen M. O'Malley and Jimmie V. Reyna dissenting.

Kimberly-Clark attorney Constantine L. Trela...

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