No. 00-1578.

265 F.3d 1325 (2001)

FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC. and Fina Oil and Chemical Company, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. John A. EWEN, Defendant-Appellant, v. Abbas Razavi, Intervenor.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

September 17, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William D. Harris, Jr., Hitt Gaines & Boisbrun, P.C., of Richardson, TX, argued for plaintiffs-appellees. Of counsel on the brief was Cynthia K. Timms, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, of Dallas, TX. Also of counsel on the brief was Kimberly A. Elkjer, Law Offices of Kimberly A. Elkjer, of Dallas, TX.

Jim L. Flegle, Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P., of Dallas, TX, argued for defendant-appellant.

Before SCHALL, BRYSON, and DYK, Circuit Judges.

SCHALL, Circuit Judge.

Fina Technology, Inc. and Fina Oil and Chemical Co. ("Fina") are the owners of United States Patent Nos. 4,892,851 ("the '851 patent") and 5,476,914 ("the '914 patent"). The patents are directed to a certain type of polypropylene technology. Both patents list Dr. John A. Ewen as the first inventor, followed by Dr. Abbas Razavi as the second inventor. In December of 1993, Fina brought a declaratory judgment action against Dr. Ewen in the United...

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