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Imation Corp. v. Koninklijke Philips Elec. N.V., No. 09-1208

In plaintiff's case against defendants arising from a patent license agreement dispute, judgment on the pleadings in favor of defendants is reversed and remanded where: 1) the district court erred in finding that plaintiff's subsidiaries are not licensed under the parties' patent licensing Agreement; and 2) the unambiguous Agreement makes clear that the license grant includes subsidiaries of plaintiff and defendant that meet the Agreement's Subsidiary definition.     

Read Imation Corp. v. Koninklijke Philips Elec. N.V., No. 09-1208

Appellate Information

Appeal from:  United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Decided November 3, 2009


Before Bryson and Gajarsa, Circuit Judges, and St. Eve, District Judge

Opinion by:  St. Eve, District Judge


For Appellant:  Ronald J. Schutz, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP; Scott M. Flaherty, David P. Swenson

For Appellee:  Marc De Leeuw, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Gerrard R. Beeney, Adam R. Brebner; Albert L. Hogan III; Allan M. Soobert