Fed. Circ. Resurrects Patent Suit Over Helicopter Landing Gear

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday allowed Textron Innovations Inc. to pursue its patent suit against rival Eurocopter SAS and its American subsidiary over helicopter landing gear, overturning a lower court ruling it said misinterpreted the application outlined by the patent.

The appeals court reversed and remanded a Texas district court's ruling, allowing Textron, which holds a patent describing a technique for attaching landing-gear assembly to a helicopter's fuselage using brackets and other components, to continue to pursue a suit against Eurocopter over landing-gear assemblies that allegedly...
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