USPTO Upholds Rembrandt Contact Lens Patent

Law360, New York (June 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has upheld on re-examination a Rembrandt Vision Technologies LP contact lens patent at issue in a dispute with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., despite a preliminary ruling in September 2008 that the patent was invalid for obviousness.

The final ruling came Wednesday, two days after patent-owner Rembrandt filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas accusing J&J of infringement.

The patent — U.S. Patent Number 5,712,327 — covers a type of soft contact lens...
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