JCM Can't Shake Mars Unit's Gaming Patent Spat

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied Japan Cash Machine Co. Ltd.'s bid to dismiss a long-running dispute brought by Mars Inc. subsidiary MEI Inc. over a gaming-related patent.

Judge Robert B. Kugler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey denied JCM's motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction on Wednesday, dismantling the defendant's argument that MEI lacked standing to bring the suit based on earlier deposition testimony by the named inventor on the patent and the court's comment on that testimony....
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