Avante's Voting Machine Patents Remain Invalid

Law360, New York (October 9, 2009, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A judge has left intact his earlier decision that found two voting machine patents owned by Avante International Technology Corp. were invalid because of obviousness but that the company did not engage in inequitable conduct.

In ruling on six post-trial motions, Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri declined to grant Avante's motion for judgment as a matter of law or for a new trial and rejected Avante's request for additional findings of fact and conclusions...
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