Justices Won't Take Up Fed. Circ. Rule On Follow-Up IP Suits

By Jasmin Jackson (May 16, 2022, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into a dispute involving a Federal Circuit rule that bars follow-up patent suits against a winning party's customers, denying a data patent holder's bid to revive infringement claims against users of cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services.

The high court said in an order list that it won't review the Federal Circuit's decision to block a blitz of litigation against clients of Amazon Web Services Inc. over data processing patents held by PersonalWeb Technologies LLC.

The patent-holding company previously sued Amazon.com Inc. and its subsidiary in December 2011 over the allegedly infringing...

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