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Dispute Over Patented Rotatable Boat Step Lands Before Federal Circuit

Mealey's (September 14, 2018, 7:43 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Virginia federal judge “at every turn” demonstrated a “basic misunderstanding of substantive patent law” in overseeing a patent infringement trial that yielded an award of enhanced damages, an appellant recently told the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals (Cobalt Boats LLC v. Brunswick Corporation, No. 18-1376, Fed. Cir.).

(Appellant brief available.  Document #78-180917-003B.)

According to Brunswick Corp., U.S. Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. of the Eastern District of Virginia “failed to perform one of the most basic functions of it in a...
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