Bartlit Beck Defeats Centralization in Large Proposed Patent MDL

August 1, 2018

Kat Hacker, Eric Olson, Andy Baak, and Rob Addy successfully defeated a motion to centralize 23 patent cases into multidistrict litigation, or an MDL. Eric Olson was one of two attorneys who argued the common position of defendants at the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation hearing in late July. More plaintiffs have been seeking consolidation into multidistrict litigation since the Supreme Court limited patent venue in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. Opinion here.