Agilent Backs Request For High Court To Take $52M IP Battle

Law360, New York (August 7, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT) -- Agilent Technologies Inc. and law professor Timothy Holbrook have filed amicus briefs supporting Life Technologies Corp.'s petition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Federal Circuit's interpretation and application of an infringement statute in a $52 million patent and licensing dispute over gene-testing technology.

Agilent told the high court in a brief filed July 26 that the Federal Circuit's ruling that reversed an order vacating Promega Corp.'s $52 million win in the dispute involving 35 U.S.C. Section 271(f)(1) — a rule against U.S. liability for foreign infringement — makes U.S.-based manufacturers a target for patent infringement allegations by exposing them...

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