Kimberly-Clark Can’t Take Diaper IP Ruling To High Court

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 4:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to examine the Federal Circuit's test for issuing preliminary injunctions in patent cases, rejecting a bid from Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. to reinstate a ruling barring First Quality Baby Products LLC from infringing several diaper manufacturing patents.

The justices denied Kimberly-Clark's petition for a writ of certiorari without comment. The patent infringement dispute had already been going forward in the Wisconsin district court despite the appeal after the Federal Circuit tossed the lower court's order banning First Quality from infringing Kimberly-Clark's...
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