Justices Reject Saint-Gobain's Bid For Higher Infringement Bar

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear Saint-Gobain SA's appeal seeking a higher standard of proof in patent cases where the allegedly infringing product is also covered by a patent, the court's latest rejection of the idea that evidentiary standards should vary based on specific facts.

The high court's rejection of the case lets stand a divided Federal Circuit ruling from February 2011 affirming a jury verdict that Saint-Gobain infringed Siemens AG’s medical scanning technology. Siemens was awarded $51.6 million in damages.

Both Saint-Gobain...
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