No. 96-1463.

141 F.3d 1059 (1998)

NOBELPHARMA AB, Plaintiff/Counterclaim Defendant-Appellant, and Nobelpharma USA, Inc., Counterclaim Defendant-Appellant, and Per Ingvar Branemark and Institute for Applied Biotechnology, Counterclaim Defendants, v. IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC., Defendant Counterclaimant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Rehearing Denied; Suggestion for Rehearing Declined April 29, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald R. Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., Washington, DC, argued, for plaintiff/counterclaim defendant-appellant and counterclaim defendant-appellant. With him on the brief were Robert D. Bajefsky and David A. Manspeizer. Of counsel on the brief were Robert A. Bourque, Kathleen M. Scanlon, and Lawrence M. Young, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, and Alan I. Becker, Burditt & Radzius, Chartered, Chicago, IL.

D. Dennis Allegretti, Burns & Levinson, LLP, Boston, MA, argued, for defendant counterclaimant-appellee. With him on the brief were Stephen G. Rudisill, Arnold, White & Durkee, and Edward L. Foote and Peter C. McCabe, III, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, IL.

Before RICH, PLAGER, and LOURIE, Circuit Judges.

Rehearing Denied; Suggestion for Rehearing In Banc Declined April 29, 1998.

LOURIE, Circuit Judge.

Nobelpharma AB and Nobelpharma USA, Inc. (collectively, NP) appeal from the judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois holding that (1) U.S. Patent 4,330,891 is invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 1 (1994), for failure to disclose the best mode of carrying out the invention, (2) Implant Innovations, Inc. (3I) did...


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