Wednesday, March 02, 2005

FEDERAL CIRCUIT ORDERS NEW TRIAL IN EOLAS V. MICROSOFT CASE: Dennis Crouch of Patently-O gets the scoop on the decision by the Federal Circuit to order a new trial in the $500 million dollar blockbuster. The court found that the district court improperly granted judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) in Eolas’ favor on Microsoft’s anticipation and obviousness defenses and improperly rejected Microsoft’s inequitable conduct defense -- and thus vacated the district court’s decision and remanded for a new trial on these issues. The CAFC also affirmed the district court's claim construction and related jury instruction.

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