Southwest WiFi Patent Suit Hits Delay Amid USPTO Review

Law360, Los Angeles (April 8, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday indicated he will stay Advanced Media Networks LLC's patent infringement lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co. and in-flight Internet provider Row 44 Inc., saying it wouldn’t make sense to proceed while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examines the two mobile network patents at issue.

At a hearing, U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess said, “It doesn't make much sense to proceed with the case” while the USPTO once again looked at the patents, adding that pressing the pause button on the...
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