Federal Circuit Decides to Rehear Important Design Patent Case En Banc
By Andrew Ungberg – Edited by Wen Bu
Egyptian Goddess, Inc., v. Swisa, Inc.
Federal Circuit, November 26, 2007, No. 2006-1562
Update: On September 22, 2008, the en banc Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which had granted summary judgment in favor of Swisa, Inc, finding that no jury could reasonably find Swisa’s nail-buffer design infringed Egyptian Goddess’s design patent. Digest covers the recent decision here.
For more history on the original Federal Circuit opinion and order to vacate, read on.