Knox IP & Technology Group Secures Dismissal of Patent Lawsuit in California
On July 8, 2014, the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo issued a 20 page opinion dismissing the suit brought against Knox Law’s client, a Pennsylvania company in the rapidly growing industry of converting diesel engines to run on compressed natural gas. The Plaintiff, based in San Diego, filed the action shortly after Knox’s client had obtained the patents and other assets of another company. All seven counts in the lawsuit, including challenges to the validity and scope of the patents, were dismissed on jurisdictional grounds prior to trial or any discovery taking place.
The litigation team was lead by Robert M. Bauer. Mr. Bauer has successfully represented parties in patent matters before federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for more than 20 years. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and several federal courts, including theU.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears all patent appeals in the United States.
The team also included Joy E. Sadaly, a registered patent attorney who focuses her practice in the areas of business & tax, health law, and intellectual property & technology; Michael J. Musone, a full-time litigator who focuses his practice on the legal defense of commercial enterprises and insurance companies; and Matthew B. Wachter, who focuses his practice in the areas of business & tax, business succession planning and estate planning & administration.
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