Alticor v. Ultra-Sun Technologies

Alticor v. Ultra-Sun Technologies (Fed. Cir. 2004) (not citable as precedent)

(NEWMAN, PLAGER, CLEVENGER). In an infringement suit over Alticor’s patented water purification technology, the lower court granted summary judgment of noninfringement in favor of Ultra-Sun. The system uses UV light as a radiant energy source for killing contaminating microorganisms. The appellate panel reversed, finding that a reasonable jury could have found infringement based on the district court’s claim construction.