No Early Hearing In Web Listing Patent Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc., Inc., LLC and other online ad listing companies will not be able to argue claims of inequitable conduct separately from trial in the patent suit brought against them by software company GraphOn Corp., a federal judge has ruled.

Judge Charles Everingham IV of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas handed down a ruling Monday denying motions by Yahoo and the other defendants to have their inequitable conduct claims heard separately. The companies had requested a one-day hearing to...
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