Fed. Circ. To Go En Banc For Method Claims Question

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Addressing an issue in a long-running intellectual property dispute between Guidant Corp. and St. Jude Medical Inc. over implantable defibrillators, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is preparing to hold an en banc hearing over a question about companies’ ability to extend their patent rights to activities overseas.

On Friday, the Federal Circuit issued an order allowing a full-court hearing on the question of whether U.S.C. Section 271(f) — which patent holders can use to assert patents to products originating in the United...
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