Appellate Court Mows Down Objections to Preliminary Injunction



Brian Jones wrote this bylined article on why the Federal Circuit’s upheld the district court’s injunction for the plaintiff in a patent dispute over lawnmower technology (Metalcraft v. Toro). The Court determined that “that the grant of an injunction was in the public interest” because it would “highlight the importance of encouraging innovation [and] the public would also continue to have access to the patented system” of the plaintiff, Mr. Jones wrote.