The Federal Circuit affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated in part a judgment issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in a patent infringement action involving semiconductor technology and processes to inspect electronic components. At issue on appeal was the district court's final judgment finding the asserted patents unenforceable, invalid for obviousness, and not infringed. The final judgment also included a provision that rendered related patents, derived from the same common parent application, unenforceable.
Scanner Technologies Corp. v. Icos Vision Systems Corp. N.V.
June 24, 2008