Federal Circuit Hears Arguments in Pair of "Combined Infringement" Cases

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On November 18, 2011, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in the en banc rehearings of the Akamai1 and McKesson2 cases. Both cases involve determining circumstances under which a method patent claim might be infringed if steps of the method are performed by multiple entities. The courtroom was filled to capacity with observers, an indicator of the importance of the court’s decisions in these cases.

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