Bard v. Gore
On June 14, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Bancroft clients Verizon Communications Inc. and Intel Corp. in Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. v. W.L. Gore & Associates, 682 F.3d 1003 (Fed. Cir. 2012). The Federal Circuit held that the objective prong of the test for willful patent infringement set forth in In re Seagate Technology, LLC, was a question of law subject to de novo review on appeal. In doing so, the Court cited the amicus brief drafted by Paul D. Clement and D. Zachary Hudson.