Fed. Circ. Urged To Retool Joint Infringement Standard

Law360, Washington (November 18, 2011, 7:36 PM EST) -- Akamai Technologies Inc. and McKesson Technologies Inc. tried to persuade the full Federal Circuit on Friday that entities that perform some — but not all — steps in a method patent claim have committed infringement, eliciting some sympathy from the court.

The Federal Circuit granted an en banc rehearing in the McKesson case in May, after a divided panel affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment to defendant Epic Systems Corp. under the joint infringement defense, on the basis that McKesson could not show...
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