Lazare Kaplan Int'l, Inc. v. Photoscribe Technologies, Inc., 09-1251
Patent infringement suit
Lazare Kaplan Int'l, Inc. v. Photoscribe Technologies, Inc., 09-1251, concerned a challenge to the district court's judgment in favor of the defendants, in plaintiff's suit for infringement of its patents, related to a system that uses a fixed laser to create a series of microscopic spots on the surface of gemstones.
The court vacated the district court's grant of summary judgment of no literal infringement and the jury verdict of non-infringement under the doctrine of equivalents of claim 1 and 7 of '351 patent. However, the court affirmed the jury verdict of invalidity and non-infringement of claim 18 of the '351 patent, as well as the jury verdict of non-infringement of the disputed claims of the '938 patent. Lastly, the court vacated the district court's findings of inequitable conduct, exceptional case, and the award of attorney's fees.
- Read the Federal Circuit's Full Decision in Lazare Kaplan Int'l, Inc. v. Photoscribe Technologies, Inc., 09-1251