LeapFrog, Fisher-Price Entrust Patent Dispute To Federal Judge

Law360, New York (May 31, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- LeapFrog and Fisher-Price, makers of competing interactive books that help children learn to read, confirmed Monday that they have agreed to allow a judge to decide their patent dispute after a jury was unable to reach a decision in the case.

Last week, a federal judge in Delaware declared a mistrial in LeapFrog's lawsuit against Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price unit over a patent for the electronic books.

U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet of the District of Delaware issued the ruling after jurors reported that they were...
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