Sidley's Blown Deadline Shouldn't Doom IP Appeal, AT&T Says

By Ryan Davis (June 10, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT) -- AT&T Inc. recently urged the Federal Circuit to allow it to appeal a $40 million patent verdict even though its attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP missed the appellate deadline, arguing that the firm relied on misleading notices sent by the district court.

In an opening brief filed May 30 that was not publicly available for several days, AT&T said Judge Orlando Garcia of the Western District of Texas wrongly barred the company in February from appealing a jury verdict that it infringed Two-Way Media LLC's streaming media patents.

While the judge said AT&T had no excuse for not filing a timely...

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