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Patent Jury Trials At Risk, High Court Told In Cisco Case

Law360, New York (July 20, 2016, 9:25 PM EDT) -- Expressing concern that patent owners’ right to a jury trial was being eroded, a small-business group and a consulting firm urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Commil USA LLC’s appeal of a Federal Circuit ruling that vacated a $74 million verdict against Cisco Systems Inc.

The Small Business Technology Council and Affinity Labs of Texas LLC signed onto an amicus brief in support of Commil on Friday. Commil appealed after the Federal Circuit said there wasn’t enough evidence to support a jury’s conclusion that Cisco’s...
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