Fed. Circ. Switches Light-Bulb Patent Suit Back On

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 4:50 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday resurrected Osram Sylvania Inc.'s suit alleging that one of its patents was infringed by an American Induction Technologies Inc. fluorescent light bulb, finding a lower court had improperly declared several claims of the patent invalid.

A three-judge panel determined that a California federal court had erred when it granted summary judgment to AITI after ruling the Osram patent claims were invalid. The appeals court said there was a genuine dispute over issues of material fact that should have prevented the lower...
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