Apple, AT&T’s Bid To Bar IP Defendants Using AIA Fails

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 4:01 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge on Wednesday rejected Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC's claim that the patent reform law should have barred SoftView LLC from adding 18 additional defendants to its patent infringement lawsuit against them.

U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark denied Apple and AT&T's motion for reconsideration of his decision to allow SoftView to amend its complaint to add the new defendants. The judge held that the section of the America Invents Act cited by the companies as intervening law only applies to suits...
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