Fed. Circ. Affirms Foundation Patents Weren't Infringed

Law360 (August 27, 2020, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday upheld two decisions out of California federal court that construction companies didn't infringe a pair of foundation pile patents.

In a precedential opinion, the three-judge panel upheld the claim construction U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford used when granting summary judgment of noninfringement to Foundation Constructors. The court then separately upheld a ruling that Aldridge Construction and others didn't infringe the same patents, citing its newly created precedent.

The ED2M/ED3 pile tip, as annotated by Substructure's expert. (Court documents) The patents cover foundation piles or tips, which are "tubular structures placed into the ground to provide...

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