High Court Asks Speakeasy To Respond In Patent Deal Case

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 4:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court  on Thursday asked Internet service providers Speakeasy Inc. and MegaPath Inc. to respond to a cert petition in a case dealing with the question of whether patent licensing agreements styled as settlements can prevent a licensee from later challenging a patent's validity.

Patent-holding company Rates Technology Inc. asked the high court in September to review the Second Circuit's finding that patent licensing agreements cannot be used to bar a licensee from later challenging the validity of a patent, even if the deal...
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