Patent Co-Owners Are Necessary Parties to Infringement Suits, but Cannot Ordinarily Be Involuntarily Joined

STC.UNM v. Intel Corp. – In a divided opinion addressing whether a patent co-owner has a substantive right not to join in an infringement suit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc, leaving in…
By: McDermott Will & Emery