AT&T Asks Full Fed. Circ. To Eye Sidley Blown Deadline Case

By Ryan Davis (April 20, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT) -- AT&T Inc. asked the full Federal Circuit Friday to review a decision that it cannot appeal a $40 million patent infringement verdict against it because its attorneys from Sidley Austin LLP missed the appeal deadline, saying the panel wrongly held that the firm was notified when the clock started running.

In a petition for en banc rehearing of a 2-1 March ruling affirming a lower court's decision to bar AT&T from appealing, the company argued that under the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the district court never gave proper notice of when post-trial motions were resolved, beginning the 30-day period for...

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