Federal Circuit Continues Pushing Back the Vitiation Doctrine
The Charles Machine Works, Inc. v. Vermeer Manufacturing Co.
By Mengyi Wang – Edited by Kathleen McGuinness
The Federal Circuit vacated-in-part, affirmed-in-part, and reversed-in-part a lower court’s summary judgment of noninfringement as to Vermeer Manufacturing Company’s commercial products and non-commercial prototypes. The court also found that the doctrine of claim vitiation added no separate legal limitation to the doctrine of equivalentsRead More...