Jury Trial For Inequitable Conduct Not Mandatory

Law360, New York (June 27, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A jury trial is not required in a patent case alleging inequitable conduct, the Federal Circuit ruled on Monday, upholding precedent and the lower court’s ruling in a case over a printing process patent.

“A judge retains the discretion to conduct a bench trial on the equitable issue of unenforceability in the same case where invalidity is to be tried to a jury,” Judge Randall Rader said in the decision.

The case involved a dispute over a method for transferring computer content to a metal plate...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.