Nos. 00-1268, 00-1288.

265 F.3d 1268 (2001)

GFI, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. FRANKLIN CORPORATION, Defendant-Cross Appellant, and Washington Furniture Manufacturing Co., and Astro Lounger Furniture Manufacturing, Defendants-Cross Appellants, v. Parkhill Furniture, Inc., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

September 7, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James J. Foster, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., of Boston, MA, argued for plaintiff-appellant GFI, Inc. With him on the brief was Matthew B. Lowrie.

Norwood Robinson, Robinson & Lawing, L.L.P., of Winston-Salem, NC, argued for defendant-cross appellant Franklin Corporation. With him on the brief were John N. Taylor, Jr., and Stephen Robinson.

V. Bryan Medlock, Sidley & Austin, of Dallas, TX, argued for defendants-cross appellants Washington Furniture Manufacturing Co., et al. Of counsel on the brief were Constantine L. Trela, Jr., and Joseph B. Maher, Sidley & Austin, of Chicago, IL. Also of counsel on the brief was Kenneth M. Burns, of Okolona, MS.

J.T. Martin, of Washington, DC, argued for defendant-appellee Parkhill Furniture, Inc. Of counsel was John M. Creekmore, of Amory, Mississippi.

Before MAYER, Chief Judge, NEWMAN and CLEVENGER, Circuit Judges.

MAYER, Chief Judge.

GFI, Inc. (formerly known as The Gentry Gallery, Inc.) ("GFI") appeals the judgments of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi (1) holding its United States Patent No. 5,064,244 ("'244 patent") unenforceable for inequitable conduct, GFI, Inc. v. Franklin Corp., 88 F.Supp.2d 619 (N.D.Miss.2000) (opinion and order) ("GFI III"), and (2) granting summary judgment...

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