Amicus curiae briefs are pouring in as tech companies, industry groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofits urge the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit not to interfere with a Delaware judge’s effort to unmask patent monetization firms and their funders.

“Far from abusing his discretion, Chief Judge Colm Connolly properly did what a growing number of courts are doing, which is inquiring whether cases over which he is presiding are being funded through third-party litigation finance,” the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center’s chief counsel, Daryl Joseffer, argues in a brief also joined by Lawyers for Civil Justice. Connolly’s actions are “well within the scope of a district court’s inherent authority to promote the fair and efficient administration of justice,” they argue.

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