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...