High Concentrate Structures, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 1264, Oct. Term 2003, Control 110765, 2004 WL 213235 (Pa. Com. Pl. Feb. 3, 2004)


High Concentrate Structures, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA, No. 1264, Oct. Term 2003, Control 110765, 2004 WL 213235 (Pa. Com. Pl. Feb. 3, 2004) ("HCS's argument, that the term ‘malicious prosecution' as used in the Policy encompasses claims for ‘abuse of process,' is supported by a scholarly opinion of the Delaware Superior Court . . . See Toll Brothers, Inc. v. General Accident Ins. Co., 1999 WL 744426 (Del.Super.Aug.4, 1999), aff'd w/o op., 765 A.2d 953 (Del.2000). . . . A patent holder that had an improper motive in bringing a civil action for patent infringement may be charged with the state law tort of abuse of process by way of a counterclaim in the infringement action. See Trueposition, Inc. v. Allen Telecom, Inc., 2003 WL 151227 (D.Del. Jan.21, 2003); Bayer AG v. Sony Electronics, Inc., 229 F.Supp.2d 332 (D.Del.2002), aff'd w/o op. 2003 WL 22961198 (Fed.Cir. Dec.5, 2003).")