As one door closes: The Tipline for 19 February 2021

Steves and Sons has lost out on $139 million in damages, but the 155-year-old doormaker can take solace in knowing it may have blazed a trail for a generation of private plaintiffs seeking to unscramble the egg. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit yesterday told rival doormaker Jeld-Wen that a lower court was within its authority in ordering the company to unwind its 2012 purchase of Craftmaster. Also in Tipline, Apple and Tesla weigh in on patent pools as Representative David Cicilline and his antitrust friends announce another set of hearings.

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