Fed. Circ. Says Inventor Suing HTC Deceived Patent Office

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a ruling that two wireless messaging patents that Intellect Wireless Inc. asserted against HTC Corp. were unenforceable due to inequitable conduct, finding the inventor had engaged in a "pattern of deceit" when seeking the patents.

The appeals court agreed with a lower court's 2012 finding that inventor Daniel Henderson had submitted an "unmistakably false" declaration to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when applying for the patents at issue, with an intent to mislead the examiner.

While Intellect had argued...
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