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Federal Circuit May Allow Some Redactions in Uniloc-Apple Fight

April 8, 2020, 7:58 PM

The Federal Circuit raised at oral argument the possibility of allowing some of the redactions patent holding company Uniloc is seeking in an infringement dispute with Apple Inc.

Uniloc 2017 LLC appealed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s refusal to make any of the redactions it sought to documents in the infringement suit. Digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation intervened to support the lower court’s rulings, citing the public’s right to know about Uniloc’s relationship with patent licensees including a SoftBank unit, Fortress Investment Group LLC.

The court’s questioning shows it may be open to a ...