Use Of Rule 11 And Section 285 Against NPEs May Increase

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT) -- On Dec. 7, 2012, a Federal Circuit panel held that patent-holding company Raylon LLC must be sanctioned for filing a frivolous patent suit against Complus Data Innovations Inc., Casio America Inc., Fujitsu Japan Ltd. and 10 others. Notably, the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's refusal to award sanctions based solely on the unreasonableness of the plaintiff’s proposed claim construction.

Raylon is the latest in a series of cases that demonstrate an increased willingness by the district courts and the Federal Circuit to take plaintiffs to...
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