EMC, GoDaddy Wrongly Joined In Texas IP Row: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Friday that EMC Corp., GoDaddy.com Inc. and other unrelated companies were improperly joined as defendants in a case over data storage patents, a decision that could break up many multidefendant cases pending in the Eastern District of Texas.

The Federal Circuit granted a petition for a writ of mandamus by EMC and joined by other companies sued by Oasis Research LLC, ruling that U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider had used the wrong standard to find that the defendants could be joined...
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