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Federal Judge Rejects Joint-Ownership Position Advanced In Patent Case

(August 18, 2016, 11:31 AM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge on Aug. 17 turned away a request for dismissal of a patent infringement lawsuit based upon a claim of joint ownership by three defendants, finding instead that the plaintiff — as an exclusive licensee — can sue a patentee or an infringer (The Medicines Company v. Eagle Pharmaceuticals, et al., No. 16-569, D. N.J.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108855).

(Decision available. Document #16-160906-008Z.)

According to U.S. Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the District of New Jersey, arguments by...
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