Federal Circuit: Patent License Counterclaim Not Subject To Arbitration
(July 27, 2016, 11:41 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A California federal judge did not err in concluding that counterclaims of breach of contract premised upon a purported license to use a disputed patent are not subject to arbitration, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 26 (Verinata Health Inc., et al. v. Ariosa Diagnostics Inc., No. 15-1970, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13557).
(Decision available. Document #16-160801-018Z.)
According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Jimmie V. Reyna, Raymond C. Clevenger III and Evan J. Wallach, “the nucleus”...