AIA's Impact On Multidefendant Patent Litigation: Part 2

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT) -- In the first part of this article, available here, we reviewed the background concerning the filing of multidefendant patent litigations and provided an overview of the judicial and legislative approaches to addressing this issue, with a focus on new 35 U.S.C. § 299, also known as the “disjoinder” provision of the America Invents Act.

Below, we continue our analysis of this issue, and assess the impact of Section 299 of the AIA on the filing and management of patent infringement litigations, both at the pretrial and...
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