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Solvay SA v. Honeywell Int'l Inc., 09-1161

By FindLaw Staff on October 13, 2010 2:13 PM

Solvay SA v. Honeywell Int'l Inc., 09-1161, involved a suit for infringement of a patent, directed to methods for making 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane (non-ozone depleting hydrofluorocarbon).  In reversing in part, the court held that the district court erred in ruling claims 1, 5, 7, 10, and 11 of the '817 patent invalid as defendant was not a prior inventor for purposes of section 102(g)(2).  However, the court affirmed in part as the district court did not err in ruling that claims 1, 5, 7, 10, and 11 of the '817 patent were infringed.  Lastly, the court held that the district court did not err in ruling that claims 12-18, 21 and 22 were not infringed.

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