Fed. Circ. Tosses University's Patent Suit Against Intel
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (June 6, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT) -- A divided Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed a district court's dismissal of a suit brought by the University of New Mexico's patent arm alleging Intel Corp. infringed a patent for lithographic methods used in semiconductor manufacturing, ruling that the plaintiff lacks standing because the patent's co-owner elected to not join the suit.
In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate panel agreed with U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack that STC.UNM lacks standing to sue Intel for infringement of U.S. Patent number 6,042,998 because patent co-owner Sandia Corp....