Federal Circuit Affirms Patent Invalidity Holding

Federal Circuit Affirms Patent Invalidity Holding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Virginia federal judge properly granted a defendant's motion for summary judgment that a portable slow cooker patent is invalid under the on-sale bar, a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 14 (Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. v. Sunbeam Products Inc., No. 12-1581, Fed. Cir.).

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