Fed. Circ. Affirms Inequitable Conduct Win For Honda

By Aaron Vehling (September 26, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit majority panel on Friday ruled that GPS patents asserted against American Honda Motor Co. are unenforceable because the inventor intentionally withheld information about prior art from the patent office, an opinion issued after the court remanded the case following establishment of the Therasense standard for proving inequitable conduct.

In its 2-1 decision, the panel said that U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw had correctly determined that American Calcar Inc. inventor Michael Obradovich had deceived the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by failing to disclose information that would have challenged the approval of two patents for an invention based...

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