AIA's Impact On Multidefendant Patent Litigation: Part 1

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT) -- This article reviews the impact of the America Invents Act's “disjoinder” provision on multidefendant patent litigation in the year since its enactment.

The article is divided into two parts.

This first part provides background regarding the issue of multidefendant patent litigation as well as an overview of the judicial and legislative approaches to addressing this issue, with a focus on new 35 U.S.C. § 299, which was enacted as part of the AIA on Sept. 16, 2011.

The second part, which will be published next week,...
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