Fed. Circ. Affirms Axing $61M DNA Patent Win For Yale, Enzo

Law360, New York (August 2, 2017, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit affirmed a Connecticut district court's decision to overturn a $61 million award to Enzo Biochem Inc. and Yale University in a long-running infringement suit over a DNA labeling and detecting patent, finding Wednesday that it had correctly interpreted the claim construction outlined in a former remand from the appeals court.

The opinion, written by Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley, dismissed Enzo and Yale's argument that the district court had overlooked dependent claims 67, 68 and 70 covering both direct and indirect detection, determining that it had adopted the proper claim construction in its February 2016 ruling scrapping a jury...

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