Iwasaki Loses Edge In Appeal Of Lamp Patent Case

Law360, New York (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Philips Corp. has gained some ground from its appeal of a lower court’s decision in favor of Japanese rival Iwasaki Electric Co. Ltd., which was accused by U.S. Philips of infringing its patent related to mercury vapor discharge lamps.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed on Friday the district court’s claim construction ruling and an entry of partial summary judgment of no literal infringement, but departed from other rulings made in the case by the U.S. District Court for the Southern...
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