Xmas Tree Co. Gets Rival’s Win In IP Row Axed At Fed. Circ.

Law360 (September 19, 2019, 7:12 PM EDT) -- Artificial Christmas tree maker Balsam Brands Inc. scored a victory Thursday at the Federal Circuit, which vacated a lower court decision that its rival had not infringed two of its patents and reversed an award of limited attorney fees.

The opinion vacating the California federal court decision remains under seal, but the three-judge panel briefly addressed its reasoning for undoing Chinese tree maker UCP International Company Limited’s win in a second opinion on the fees issue, saying that the lower court had misconstrued a key claim in the case.

The second opinion said that since the court had reversed the noninfringement...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS