USPTO Deals Funai Setback In DTV Patent Re-Exam

Law360, New York (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a second rejection of all claims for one of two patents at the center of an infringement dispute between digital television rivals Vizio Inc. and Funai Electronics Co. Ltd.

The PTO issued an order on Wednesday rejecting all 24 claims under review for U.S. Patent Number 6,115,074, a Funai patent related to DTV receivers.

The decision is not final, and Funai will have an opportunity to respond, said Karl Kramer, lead trial counsel representing Funai in the U.S....
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