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If a firm that performs steps A, B, and C of a "method" patent induces the firm's customers to take step D — the final one — does the firm infringe the patent?

The question — which a two-judge majority on a Federal Circuit panel answered no — produced 62 pages of opinions

May a pack of hedge funds gang up on a borrower to stop pack members from cutting deals with the borrower to lighten its debt burden?

Of course they can (and would), you say. But would they thus run afoul of the Sherman Act? Did you think of that? Heard of section 1? Which bars

Today the Third Circuit denied Comcast's request for the whole court to rehear its appeal in Behrend v. Comcast Corp., No. 10-2865 (3d Cir. Sept. 20, 2011).

Blawgletter noted the panel's 2-1 ruling on August 23 that the district court did not err in granting class treatment of the antitrust claims against Comcast.