Judge: Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Counterclaims In Patent Infringement Dispute

Judge: Insurer Has No Duty To Defend Counterclaims In Patent Infringement Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO - An insurer has no duty to defend its insured against counterclaims as they are currently pleaded in an underlying patent infringement lawsuit, a California federal judge ruled July 12 (Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. KFx Medical Corporation, No. C 13-00710 JSW, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97777).

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