In a rare move, the Federal Circuit booted a trial judge off a patent infringement case Friday. Coming down hard on U.S. District Judge Manuel Real's judicial skills, the panel threw out Microsoft's 2006 win over Research Corporation Technologies -- and ordered that another judge take the case. Just two weeks ago, a 9th Circuit panel took a big class action against American Honda Motor away from Real. The controversial Los Angeles judge has now been removed from at least eight cases by the 9th Circuit.
Another Circuit Court Kicks Judge Real Off Case
August 4, 2008