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Appealed from: United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Judge Glen H. Davidson

GFI, Inc. (formerly known as The Gentry Gallery, Inc.) (“GFI”) appeals the judgments of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (1) holding its United States Patent No. 5,064,244 (“’244 patent”) unenforceable for inequitable conduct, GFI, Inc. v. Franklin Corp., No. 3:97cv16-D-A (N.D. Miss. Mar. 2, 2000) (opinion and order) (“GFI III”), and (2) granting summary judgment of non-infringement of the ’244 patent by Parkhill Furniture, Inc.’s (“Parkhill”) model 8000 furniture, GFI, Inc. v. Franklin Corp., No. 3:97cv16-D-A (N.D. Miss. Sep. 8, 1999) (opinion and order) (“GFI II”). Washington Furniture Manufacturing Company (“Washington”) and AstroLounger Furniture Manufacturing (“Astro”) cross-appeal the judgment of the district court holding that the ’244 patent was not invalid for obviousness under 35 U.S.C. � 103 (1994), GFI III; and Franklin Industries, Washington, and Astro cross-appeal the judgment of the district court (1) denying their motion for summary judgment of non-infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, GFI, Inc. v. Franklin Corp., 27 F. Supp. 2d 686 (N.D. Miss. 1998) (“GFI I”), and (2) denying their summary judgment motion under 35 U.S.C. � 287 (1994). We affirm.

 
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