Fed. Circ. Affirms Toss Of Volkswagen Engine IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Volkswagen AG on Tuesday won a bid to shut down Kruse Technology Partnership's infringement claims when the Federal Circuit found a lower court hadn't misconstrued the engine maker's claims.

The three-judge panel determined that U.S. District Judge James V. Selna hadn't erred in finding that Volkswagen wasn't infringing on Kruse's patents for combustion engines, despite Kruse's protests that the claims being analyzed were indefinite.

Kruse asked the appellate panel to consider that the district court had erred when it found that Kruse's engine patent produced "a" result,...
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