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You’ve Made Your Bed, Now Lie In It – Binding Settlement Agreement Defeats A Post-Settlement Judgment

Holding that the parties’ executed agreement mooted the issues in the case, the Federal Circuit recently reversed a district court’s decision to grant summary judgment of non-infringement despite the parties’ agreement. The decision builds upon prior Federal Circuit case law giving effect to settlement agreements.

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Holding that the parties’ executed agreement mooted the issues in the case, the Federal Circuit recently reversed a district court’s decision to grant summary judgment of non-infringement despite the parties’ agreement. Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC v. Casper Sleep Inc., 950 F.3d 849 (Fed. Cir. 2020). The decision builds upon prior Federal Circuit case law giving effect to settlement agreements. It also highlights strategic issues to consider when engaging in settlement negotiations while dispositive motions are pending.

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