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Appeals case sets new standard in patent litigation

A new appeals court decision relating to a decade-long litigation in Florida is setting new legal standards in the realm of patent infringement, a key portion of U.S. patent law.

A new appeals court decision relating to a decade-long litigation in Florida is setting new legal standards in the realm of patent infringement, a key portion of U.S. patent law. The case concerns a competitor who had fraudently tried to sue a company over inequitable conduct and over patents he had fraudulently obtained. Based on the recent appellate decision, the case is set to begin in late July. 

The lawsuit, filed in 2008, began a four-year medical device patent infringement battle between two direct competitors: Tampa Bay-based ALPS South, LLC, and the Ohio Willow Wood Company. 

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