Fed. Circ. Won't Stop Transfer Of Eli Lilly Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday denied Eli Lilly and Co.’s appeal to stop the transfer of its patent suit against Genentech Inc. from the Northern to the Southern District of California, holding that Eli Lilly had not shown the transfer was a clear abuse of discretion.

In a nonprecedential decision, the court ruled that the Northern District court’s decision to approve the transfer was based on giving the case to a Central District trial judge who had presided over four cases involving the same family of...
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