Google, Others Back Fed. Circ. Joint Infringement Rulings

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. and other tech companies urged the full Federal Circuit on Monday to uphold earlier panel decisions to dismiss patent suits from McKesson Technologies Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc., arguing that entities that perform some — but not all — steps in a method claim haven't committed infringement.

The two amicus briefs, which said the 14 amici frequently relied on the court's precedent with respect to divided infringement to stave off “opportunistic litigation,” were filed in support of the defendant and cross-appellants in the two...
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