US Drops Appeal In Customs' Cable Exclusion Case

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. on Wednesday dropped its Federal Circuit appeal of a ruling that Corning Gilbert Inc.'s coaxial cable connectors did not infringe a patent and were improperly barred entry into the country, a ruling that likely expands U.S. Customs and Border Protection's role in enforcing exclusion orders.

The government was challenging U.S. Court of International Trade Judge Leo M. Gordon's ruling that Corning Gilbert's UltraRange and UltraShield coaxial cable connectors did not infringe a patent held by John Mezzalingua Associates Inc. and were improperly excluded from...
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