IDC Cleared Of Infringing Bottle Inspection Patent

Law360 (June 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Overturning a lower court, an appeals court has ruled that Industrial Dynamics Co. Ltd did not infringe Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH's patent on a method of moving a line of bottles to inspect them for defects.

Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Wednesday that the district court had misconstrued a key term in Heuft's patent, and that IDC was therefore entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

"We're very pleased with the decision, and we expected it," said...
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