Federal Judge Largely Denies Leave To Amend Patent Invalidity Contentions

Mealey's (March 15, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Efforts by a patent infringement defendant to supplement its invalidity contentions were granted in part and denied in part March 10 by a California federal judge (Johnstech International Corp. v. JF Microtechnology SBD BHD, No. 14-2864, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31105).

(Order available. Document #16-160321-015R.)

JF Microtechnology SDN BHD (JFM) “has not demonstrated diligence” in seeking to add claim charts and other statements based upon U.S. patent No. 6,954,091 (“Nelson”) and a “1mm Evaluation Product,” which incorporated the Nelson reference technology,...
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