GENBAND US LLC v. METASWITCH NETWORKS CORP., Appeal No. 17-1148 (Fed. Cir. July 10, 2017). Before Lourie, Taranto, and Chen. Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap). (Permanent Injunction)
In a patent infringement suit filed by Genband against Metaswitch, a jury found that Metaswitch infringed various claims in several of Genband’s patents. Following the jury verdict, Genband sought a permanent injunction, which was denied. The district court held that a permanent injunction was not an appropriate remedy because Genband failed to show irreparable harm. Specifically, Genband failed to show that a causal nexus exists between the alleged irreparable harm and the presence of the infringing features in Metaswitch’s infringing products.
Genband appealed the district court’s denial of the permanent injunction.
Did the district court correctly apply the appropriate legal standard in denying the permanent injunction? (continue reading)
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