Early Claim Construction Can Aid Multi-Defendant IP Suits

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 9:55 PM EST) -- When scores of companies are sued over the same patents, the plaintiff's allegations are often unclear to the defendants and the judge, but a recent ruling allowing for early claim construction might provide a model for addressing that problem, a panel of experts including a former Texas federal judge said Tuesday.

At the New York State Bar Association's annual meeting in Manhattan, former Chief Judge David Folsom of the Eastern District of Texas said that with hundreds of patent cases on his docket, he was always looking...
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