CAFC Muzzles Attorneys’ Appeal From Terminating Sanctions In Patent Case

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.District Court Litigation, IP Litigation SanctionsLeave a Comment

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled it lacked jurisdiction to hear an appeal of an order imposing terminating sanctions in a patent case based upon trial counsels’ conduct in misleading the court about evidence of an on-sale bar.  The Federal Circuit ruled that because the parties in the underlying action settled, … Read More