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Federal Circuit: Discovery Sanctions In Patent Case Were Abuse Of Discretion

Mealey's (September 30, 2016, 10:15 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Pennsylvania federal judge abused his discretion when striking a patent infringement defendant’s answer and counterclaims as a sanction for failure to comply with two discovery orders, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Sept. 29 (Drone Technologies Inc. v. Parrot S.A., et al., Nos. 15-1892, -1955, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17643).

(Decision available. Document #16-161003-022Z.)

Accordingly, the panel of Circuit Judges Pauline Newman, Alvin Schall and Raymond T. Chen vacated the final judgment by U.S. Judge Arthur J. Schwab...
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