Federal Circuit: Form 18 Inapplicable To Claims Of Joint Patent Infringement
Mealey's (October 4, 2016, 1:35 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A New York federal judge’s decision to dismiss allegations of patent infringement levied against CBS Corp. and CBS Interactive Inc. was affirmed Sept. 30 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which ruled that Form 18 in the Appendix to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure does not apply in cases alleging joint patent infringement (Edwin Lyda v. CBS Corporation, et al., No. 15-1923, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 17694).