The $61.77 million jury verdict handed up Tuesday in favor of The Dow Chemical Co. for its claims that Moon, Pa.-headquartered Nova Chemicals infringed two of its patents was just a part of the conclusion to the five-year-old case filed in 2005 in Delaware federal court.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. held a bench trial Wednesday on the issue of standing under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1). Nova Chemicals had filed a motion to dismiss Dow’s claims for lack of standing. The issue was bifurcated from the trial on damages. According to a docket entry Wednesday, Farnan said he would take the matter under advisement.

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