Judges: Newman, Bryson, Linn (author)
[Appealed from N.D. Cal., Judge Jenkins]
In Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd. v. International Game Technology, No. 08-1016 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 22, 2008), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s finding that U.S. Patent Nos. 7,056,215 (“the ’215 patent”) and 7,108,603 (“the ’603 patent”) were invalid, holding that the PTO’s “improper revival” of an abandoned patent application was not available as an invalidity defense in an infringement action.