5th Circ. To Hold On To Patent License Contract Suit

Law360, New York (March 11, 2010, 4:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has declined to transfer to the Federal Circuit a breach of contract case over the licensing of a patent for anonymous voice communication to AT&T Inc. subsidiary Ingenio Inc., ruling that contract claims make up the crux of the suit.

The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday denied patent licensing company DuVal Wiedmann LLC's January motion to move its suit to the venue that typically handles patent-related appeals.

"Wiedmann did not present any patent claims or address any patent-related...
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