Intellectual Ventures Wins New Trial In Canon IP Row

Law360, New York (May 18, 2015, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Monday ordered a new trial for two camera-related patent infringement claims after finding that Canon Inc. overstepped the bounds of how an expert witness's testimony could be used regarding the issues of infringement and intent to infringe.

Despite repeated assurances during the May 2014 trial that the testimony by witness Shinji Sakai was simply for the purpose of explaining how the cameras work, Canon used Sakai's testimony as the bedrock for its closing argument to the jury that the devices do not meet the "digital image magnification" limitation of the claims by patent holder Intellectual Ventures Management...

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