EMC Asks Federal Circuit to Ease Transfer of Infringement Claims

, The American Lawyer


After getting sued for patent infringement by a non-practicing entity called Oasis Research, EMC could have settled, like most of its co-defendants. Instead, the company filed an appeal with the Federal Circuit and won a ruling that limits the ability of patentholders to name multiple defendants in the same complaint. Now EMC is heading back to the Federal Circuit, seeking a ruling that could ease the way for more cases to be transferred out of the plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas.

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