Fed. Circ. Reverses Ban On Inventor's Expert Testimony

Law360, New York (November 18, 2011, 6:59 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated a lower court's ruling that the inventor of a weed trimmer guard was not qualified to provide expert testimony in his patent malpractice suit against intellectual property boutique Wood Herron & Evans LLP.

The three-judge panel found a Kentucky federal court had erred when it ruled in August 2010 that the inventor was not a person of ordinary skill in the art and thus was not qualified to testify on technical aspects his invention.

Inventor Steven E. Byrne appealed the...
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