U.S. Asks High Court To Pass On 'Rock Band' Patent Appeal

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration advised the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to pass on an appeal brought by Electronic Arts Inc. and others that seeks to derail a patent lawsuit over the “Rock Band” video game, saying it's not the right case to reconsider the inequitable conduct doctrine.

In a brief to the high court, U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said justices would be unable to “meaningfully clarify” the inequitable conduct standard through EA's appeal. Verrilli said the case lacks a way for the Supreme...
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