Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Etagz Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 18, 2015, 6:50 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday decided not to give Etagz Inc. another shot at a patent infringement suit against the parent of yo-yo maker Duncan Toys Co., upholding a lower court's decision that the patent claims were invalid.

The appeals court, which heard oral arguments on March 3, issued a one-line ruling affirming the January 2014 decision by U.S. District Judge Bruce S. Jenkins, who granted Flambeau Inc.'s bid for summary judgment and declared that each of the contested claims were anticipated by prior art.

The three patents at issue are for computer-readable media that is integrated with a label and that...

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!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!