April 03, 2006

I will periodically post case citations from the Federal Circuit along with the date of the opinion/order and a brief list of the legal topics discussed therein (specifically those with additional embedded case law citations). This posting covers the twenty-first through the twenty-fifth cases that were appealed from the district court level and decided by the Federal Circuit in 2006. All opinions are precedential unless otherwise indicated.

MAG-NIF, Inc. v. Royal Sovereign Int'l, Inc., et al. (02/17/2006, non-precedential): settlement agreements & violations thereof, standard of review of patent case and settlement agreement

Forcillo v. Lemond Fitness, Inc., et al. (02/17/2006, non-precedential): inequitable conduct, exceptional cases, attorney’s fees and legal costs

Lawman Armor v. Winner International (02/22/2006): design patents, ordinary observer and points of novelty tests, summary judgment (and standard of appellate review)

M. Eagles Tool Warehouse (doing business as S&G Tool Aid Corp.) v. Fisher Tooling Co. (doing business as Astro Pneumatic Tool Co.) (02/27/2006): inequitable conduct (and intent to deceive element), Lanham Act, tortious interference, unfair competition

Bonzel v. Pfizer, Inc., et al. (03/02/2006): forum non conveniens, jurisdiction (and appellate standard of review), judicial estoppel

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