Fed. Circ. Upholds Yamaha's Win In Speaker Patent Case

Law360 (April 6, 2018, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that cleared Yamaha products of infringing a patent for loudspeakers, while also leaving in place a decision that will require the inventor to pay more than $364,000 for Yamaha's attorneys' fees.

The appeals court affirmed a decision by a Central District of California judge to award Yamaha Corp. of America a judgment of non-infringement in a lawsuit brought by inventor Ira Pazandeh. The court rejected the inventor's arguments that the judge misinterpreted a key term in the patent.

The Federal Circuit also dismissed Pazandeh's appeal of a decision that found Yamaha...

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