Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Patent Case Under First-To-File Rule

Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Patent Case Under First-To-File Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A California federal judge properly dismissed a declaratory judgment patent action, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 3 in a dispute over software patents (Huawei Device USA Inc. v. Acacia Research Corp., Access Co. Ltd. and SmartPhone Technologies LLC, No. 13-1090, Fed. Cir.).

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