No. 04-1266.

394 F.3d 1341 (2005)

ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Jan R. COYLE and Kolbet Labs, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

DECIDED: January 5, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William C. Rooklidge, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP, of Irvine, California, argued for plaintiff-appellant. With him on the brief were Russell B. Hill and Tom Crunk.

James D. Boyle, Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Johnson & Thompson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, argued for defendants-appellees. With him on the brief was Steven A. Gibson.

Before LOURIE, RADER, and GAJARSA, Circuit Judges.

LOURIE, Circuit Judge.

Electronics for Imaging, Inc. ("EFI") appeals from the decision of the district court granting a motion to dismiss its lawsuit against Jan R. Coyle and Kolbet Labs under the Declaratory Judgment Act ("the Act"). Elecs. for Imaging, Inc. v. Coyle, No. C 01-4853 (N.D.Cal. Feb. 13, 2003) ("Dismissal Order"). Because the district court erred as a matter of law and hence abused its discretion, we reverse and remand.


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