11th Circ. Says Patent Claims Aren't Just For Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Monday said it had the authority to hear a breach of contract dispute that includes a patent infringement claim between two companies fighting over a blood therapy device because the patent issue isn't substantial enough for the Federal Circuit.

In an issue of first impression for the court, the Eleventh Circuit said that the “heavily fact-bound and situation specific” case between Rad Source Technologies Inc. and Nordion Inc. meant it could analyze the case's federal law patent infringement claim next to its...
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