Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Affirms: Mining Patents Not Infringed

Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Affirms: Mining Patents Not Infringed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Finding no error in a Utah federal judge's reliance on the preambles of two mining patents in construing disputed terms "bit," "bit holder" and "shank," a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 26 affirmed a grant of summary judgment of noninfringement (Novatek Inc. v. The Sollami Company, No. 13-1389, Fed. Cir.).

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