Federal Circuit Reverses Infringement Finding, Vacates Damage Award

Federal Circuit Reverses Infringement Finding, Vacates Damage Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Arizona federal judge erroneously denied a defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) that prosecution history estoppel bars the application of the doctrine of equivalents to a plaintiff's claim for patent infringement, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nov. 4 (Integrated Technology Corporation v. Rudolph Technologies Inc., Nos. 12-1593, -1618, Fed. Cir.).

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