Fed. Circ. To Rehear McKesson Joint Infringement Case

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit granted an en banc rehearing Thursday of a patent dispute between McKesson Technologies Inc. and Epic Systems Corp. over a communications system for health care providers, meaning that the court will now be reconsidering two cases at once dealing with the joint infringement defense.

On April 12, a split three-judge panel for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment of noninfringement to Epic under the joint infringement defense, ruling that McKesson could not show that a single party...
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