Fed. Circ. Limits Use Of Re-Exam History In Patent Fights

Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday revived a patent infringement suit brought by the Oscar-winning inventor of a movie camera stabilization platform, saying a lower court had incorrectly defined the patent's scope by improperly citing previous U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examination proceedings.

The ruling overturned U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson's decision to toss the case following a claims construction hearing in which he construed a key aspect of David Grober's patent for his Perfect Horizon stabilization system.

In June 2009, Judge Larson defined the term...
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