Victoria's Secret Says Bra-Related Patent Invalid

Law360, New York (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Victoria's Secret Stores LLC, Nordstrom Inc., Gap Inc. and The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. have asked for summary judgment, saying that a patent related to a prosthesis that covers a woman's nipples is invalid and that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office abused its discretion by unlawfully reviving the patent's application.

The eight defendants in the case submitted their summary judgment motion Wednesday, seeking an order from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas holding that the patent asserted by plaintiff Randi Black...
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