Fed. Circ. Lets Contractors Join IP Row As 3rd Parties

Law360, Los Angeles (November 22, 2013, 8:21 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday ruled that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims didn't exceed its jurisdiction when it permitted two government contractors to remain as third-party defendants in a suit that claims the government infringed an engine starter patent.

UUSI LLC and Oldnar Corp. asked a three-judge panel to find that the two private parties couldn't provide evidence for the government in its suit, but the panel sided with the U.S. in Friday's interlocutory review, saying AM General LLC and GHSP Inc. have enough of...
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