9th Circuit Affirms In Antitrust, Malicious Patent Prosecution Case
(September 15, 2015, 12:56 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge properly held that, under California law, a defendant was not liable for malicious patent prosecution because a reasonable attorney could have concluded that the on-sale bar was inapplicable, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 14 (Magnetar Technologies Corp. v. Intamin Ltd., Nos. 13-51169, 13-56333, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 16310).
(Decision available. Document #16-150921-022Z.)
The panel of Circuit Judges Milan D. Smith Jr. and N. Randy Smith, along with U.S. Judge Royce C. Lamberth of...