Vita-Mix Corp. v. Basic Holding, Inc., No. 08-1479
In a patent and trademark infringement case involving a method of preventing formation of an air pocket around the blades of a consumer blender, summary judgment in favor of defendant is vacated and remanded in part, and affirmed in part where: 1) district court's judgment of no direct infringement is vacated and remanded with instruction to apply the correct claim construction; 2) findings of no invalidity for anticipation, obviousness, or lack of enablement is vacated and remanded with instructions to apply the correct claim construction; 3) district court's judgments of no inducement, no contributory infringement, and no trademark infringement is affirmed; and 4) district court's judgment of no inequitable conduct and no laches is affirmed.
Appeal from: United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Decided September 16, 2009
For Appellant: David T. Movius, McDonald Hopkins LLC.