Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2022, 9:15 AM

Cisco Wants $2 Billion Patent Hit Axed Over Judge’s Wife’s Stock

Samantha Handler
Samantha Handler

The next steps in Cisco Systems Inc.’s appeal of a $1.9 billion patent infringement award will hinge on whether the district judge should have recused himself after finding out his wife owned stocks in the company.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit panel during argument on Monday will probe whether the judgment should be vacated because the judge was required to recuse himself and, if that’s the case, what the future proceedings should look like, according to an order from the appeals court.

Judge Henry Morgan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of ...

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