WASHINGTON, D.C. - A September 2012 ruling by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals applying the new standard for inequitable conduct established in Therasense Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. (649 F.3d 1276 $(Fed. Cir. 2011$)) will stand, thanks to an Oct. 15 denial of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court in a patent dispute (Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC v. 1st Media LLC, No. 12-1086, U.S. Sup.).