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‘Inequitable Conduct’ Defense Fails (access required)

In plaintiff Rolls-Royce’s patent infringement suit against defendant United Technologies involving patents for a jet engine swept fan blade, the Alexandria U.S. District Court denies Rolls-Royce’s motion to dismiss UTC’s third counterclaim and to strike its third affirmative defenses, each of which alleges inequitable conduct. UTC’s four theories of inequitable conduct allege that: 1) the Rolls-Royce ...