Federal Circuit Vacates, Remands Dismissal Of Patent Dispute

(July 21, 2016, 11:58 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Delaware federal judge erred in finding that a Finland-based patent infringement defendant lacked sufficient minimum contacts with Delaware to support specific jurisdiction there, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 20 (Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy, No. 15-1930, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13221).

(Decision available. Document #16-160801-007Z.)

In finding in favor of plaintiff Polar Electro Oy, the appellate panel vacated and remanded the dismissal by U.S. Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the District of Delaware, writing that...
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