Acacia Unit's JMOL Bid Nixed In User Interface IP Suit

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied a motion for judgment as a matter of law and a new trial in a case where a jury declared invalid three graphical user interface patents asserted by Acacia Research Corp. unit IP Innovation LLC and Technology Licensing Corp. against Linux providers Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc.

Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, sitting by designation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, ruled Wednesday that the...
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