Live Nation, Airliners Preserve Win In Seating Patent Feud

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday blocked a move by patent holding company CEATS Inc. to toss a jury's verdict finding that its patents covering technology for selling ticketed seats online are invalid, reaffirming a win by Live Nation Entertainment Inc., JetBlue Airways Corp. and others.

U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis held that there was more than enough evidence to support the jury’s verdict, which found that the asserted claims of the patents-in-suit are invalid for reasons of anticipation and obviousness.

On March 22, a Texas...
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