Energy Cos. Denied Quick Wins In $89M IP Licensing Dispute

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 5:06 PM EDT) -- A Florida judge shot down two energy companies' dueling petitions for quick wins Wednesday in an $89 million licensing suit concerning an energy catalyzer patent, deferring to a jury to evaluate the remaining factual inconsistencies in their competing accounts.

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga said in her order that it was not the court's prerogative to review disputes of fact in determining whether to grant summary judgment in the suit brought by Florida-based Leonardo Corp. against its cold fusion nuclear reactor licensees, Cherokee Investment Partners LLC and related entity Industrial Heat LLC, for allegedly failing to abide by payment schedule agreements....

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