Federal Circuit Dismisses Appeal By Attorneys In Patent Case

Mealey's (November 2, 2015, 12:07 PM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Allegations by two patent attorneys that a Texas federal judge damaged their reputation will not be decided by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which instead on Oct. 30 turned away their appeal on jurisdiction grounds (Tesco Corporation v. National Oilwell Varco L.P., et al., No. 15-1041, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-151116-002Z.)

In a divided ruling, Circuit Judges Kathleen M. O’Malley and Raymond T. Chen found that “there is simply no” case or controversy under Article III of the U.S. Constitution...
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