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Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., 16-2576

Held that a patent claim relating to light-emitting diodes was invalid because it did not meet the enablement requirement. After a jury found that the defendants had infringed Boston University's patent, the defendants appealed on the ground that the patent was invalid because it did not adequately teach the public how to make and use the invention. Agreeing with this argument, the Federal Circuit held that the defendants were entitled to judgment as a matter of law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/07/25


  • Prost


  • United States Federal Circuit