USPTO Nixes RealTime Data Compression Patents

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 5:32 PM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the bulk of two data compression patents RealTime Data LLC asserted against a slew of investment banks, securities exchanges and financial publications, raising questions about whether the litigation should remain in Texas.

The agency sent a final notice Jan. 6 rejecting all of the claims of U.S. Patent Numbers 6,624,761 and 7,161,506 asserted in nine consolidated cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

RealTime data can still challenge the inter partes reexamination decision...
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