Fed. Circ. Backs Dow's $62M Verdict Over Plastic Patents

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 3:39 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a $61.7 million damages verdict that found Nova Chemicals Corp. infringed two plastic technology patents owned by Dow Chemical Co., saying a federal jury had substantial evidence to support the ruling.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court affirmed a Delaware federal court’s judgment that supported a jury verdict finding Nova’s plastic resin products infringed Dow’s patents covering polyethylene resins used in packaging.

“Because we see no error in the district court’s standing and invalidity analyses, and because substantial evidence...
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