EFF Asks Fed. Circ. To Deny Akamai, McKesson IP Claims

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Tuesday that it had lodged two amicus briefs urging the Federal Circuit to reject Akamai Technologies Inc.'s and McKesson Technologies Inc.'s challenges to panel decisions in patent cases involving the joint infringement defense.

The Federal Circuit granted an en banc rehearing in the patent dispute between McKesson and Epic Systems Corp. in May, following a divided April 12 panel ruling that affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment to Epic under the joint infringement defense.

In April, the Federal...
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