Progressive Patent Suit Part Settled, Part Stayed

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Tuesday agreed to stay Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.'s patent suit against Liberty Mutual Group pending re-examination, now that Progressive has settled with the other defendant in the case, Allstate Corp.

U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson agreed to put the case on ice until the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office finishes re-examining the two patents.

Liberty filed a motion last week notifying the court of the Allstate settlement and asking the court to reconsider its motion to stay the claims against...
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