Parental Guide of Texas v. Thomson (Fed. Cir. 2006).
The most interesting aspect of this case is that the CAFC was willing to decide it. In a post-settlement dispute over damages, Parental Guide originally appealed to the Fifth Circuit. On motion, the Fifth Circuit transferred the case to the CAFC because the settlement agreement “expressly refers to the patent statute, 35 U.S.C. § 284.”
Because it was “at least plausible” that a determination of Section 284 would be necessary to decide the case, the appellate panel felt compelled to hear the appeal.