Federal Circuit Reverses Dismissal Of Patent Dispute, Says Standing Not Lacking

(September 13, 2016, 10:25 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Virginia federal judge erred in finding no substantial controversy between a plaintiff and defendant in a patent lawsuit that requested a declaration of noninfringement and invalidity, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 8 (Asia Vital Components Co. v. Asetek Danmark A/S, No. 15-1597, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 16476).

(Decision available. Document #16-160919-009Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Sharon Prost, Richard Linn and Richard G. Taranto, contrary to the holding by U.S. Judge Liam O’Grady...
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