Federal Circuit Remands Lawler Valve License Case

Law360, New York (May 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a case that centered on the definition of the phrase “such as,” a federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a lower court had misconstrued a license agreement involving shower valve royalty rates.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the phrase “such as” contained in the license agreement between Lawler Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Bradley Corp. was restrictive and not explanatory.

As a result, it said that Bradley was wrong to pay a lower royalty rate on a patented Lawler...
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