Federal Circuit Sides With Apple, Reverses Patent Validity Holding

Mealey's (January 8, 2016, 1:06 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas federal judge properly denied a patent plaintiff a new trial on allegations that Apple Inc. infringed, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 8 (Wi-LAN Inc. v. Apple Inc., Nos. 14-1437, -1485, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-160119-014Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Jimmie V. Reyna, Evan J. Wallach and Todd M. Hughes, however, because a grant of judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) by U.S. Judge J. Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of...
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