The Federal Circuit has revived a complaint to correct inventorship in another case involving the intersection of patent and trade secret law. In Coda Development v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Plaintiffs asserted that Defendants misappropriated trade secrets and breached a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) by seeking patent protection for Plaintiff’s inventions related to self-inflating tire (SIT) technology. The district court dismissed the case on a Rule 12(b) motion. But the Federal Circuit reversed holding that the district court improperly made underlying factual findings on the inventorship issue at the pleading stage.
Click here to read the full version of this alert, authored by Crowell & Moring Partner Mark Klapow, Partner Anne Li, and Associate Siri Rao.