Court Orders Bankrupt Company To Face Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court in Cincinnati ruled Friday that an advanced technology company will not be able to dodge a $20 million patent infringement action filed against it because of a stay in bankruptcy during the mid-1990s.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a federal district court decision that ruled the patent suit filed against Eagle-Picher Industries Inc. by Caradon Doors & Windows in May 1997 was an “ordinary course” matter for Eagle-Picher.

Eagle-Picher emerged from bankruptcy protection for the first time...
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