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E.D. Texas Applied Wrong Standard for Joinder of Patent Defendants: Fed. Circuit

Eight of eighteen defendants named in a complaint for patent infringement sought a writ of mandamus directing the Eastern District of Texas to sever and transfer claims against the respective defendants to various district courts.  The Federal Circuit partially granted the writ, directing the district court to “determine whether the claims ‘aris[e] out of the same transaction, occurrence, or series...

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