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December 04, 2016


I would be delighted to see the CAFC reconsider the flaws of Achates. I would note, however, that there is a growing body of precedent, by now, that is built on Achates (e.g. think of the way that the panel in Husky v Athena used Achates to prevent the application of the equitable doctrine of assignor estoppel to IPRs). If the CAFC does reconsider Achates en banc, they are going to have their work cut out for them teasing apart the various threads now woven into the law that spin out from Achates.

When you mention flaws, GrzeszDel, are you talking about the holding or the dicta in Achates?

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