Cases & Deals

Gillette defends against patent infringement allegations by national retail store relating to RFID tag technology

Clients Gillette Company, The

Jones Day represented defendant The Gillette Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company, in a patent infringement suit relating to an inventory control system and method using radio frequency identification technology. The Firm obtained a favorable claim construction in February 2008. The plaintiff conceded it could not prove infringement under the district court's claim construction, the district court entered judgment for all defendants in March 2008, and the plaintiff appealed. On August 18, 2009, in a unanimous, per curiam opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment of non-infringement, including the court's claim construction ruling.

RFID Tracker Ltd. v. Wal-Mart Stores, et al., Case No. 6:06 CV 363 (E.D. Tex. 2006), RFID Tracker v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. et al., Appeal No. 08-1412