Fed. Circ. Revives Anvik LCD Patent Suit Against Nikon

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 8:37 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that a lower court wrongly invalidated microlithography patents asserted against Nikon Corp. by Anvik Corp. for failing to disclose how best to apply the inventions that are used to make LCD products, saying there are open questions about whether that information was concealed.

The appeals court held that although there were "conspicuous gaps" in the testimony of Kanti Jain, Anvik's founder and the inventor of the patents, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York was wrong to grant...
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