Staples Shakes $2.2M Accentra IP Award In Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 5:22 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday wiped away a $2.2 million damages award for Accentra Inc. in its patent infringement suit against Staples Inc., after finding error in the majority of a lower court's infringement findings over Accentra's stapler patents.

A three-judge panel upheld the trial court's finding that Staples had infringed one of Accentra's patents, while vacating its determinations for two others and consequently finding no reason to allow any part of the original damages award for Accentra to stand as the case returns to the...
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