Justices Urged To Settle 'Untenable' Patent Pingpong Match

Law360 (July 10, 2019, 7:50 PM EDT) -- An electronics manufacturer took two swings Wednesday at U.S. Supreme Court review of a jurisdictional "pingpong" game between the Federal Circuit and the Fifth Circuit over antitrust allegations of patent fraud, arguing that future cases will rebound between appellate courts without intervention.

Xitronix Corp. filed a reply brief continuing to fight for high court review of its antitrust allegations against KLA-Tencor Corp., and it also filed a new cert petition, with both aiming to upend the back-and-forth that started with the Federal Circuit’s rejection of its lawsuit and ended with the appeals court agreeing to take it on only after the...

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Supreme Court

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3410 Antitrust

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March 8, 2019

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