CORRECTED: Whirlpool Can't Claim Literal Infringement In LG Feud

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Thursday determined that Whirlpool Corp. could not allege literal infringement of its French door refrigerator design in a long-running patent dispute with LG Electronics USA Inc.

U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet said that though Whirlpool would be allowed to proceed with the same allegations of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents that it had preserved in its previous suit against rival LG, “there could be no literal infringement by the French door refrigerator for the same reasons found by the...
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