Joinder Limitations in the America Invents Act: Big Change?

The newly enacted America Invents Act (AIA) is the most radical change to U.S. patent laws in 60 years. One of the more significant aspects of this act is the addition of section 299, titled “Joinder of parties.” This provision, which took effect immediately on the enactment of the AIA, sets forth the circumstances under which accused infringers may be joined in a single patent infringement suit and when they may not.

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