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Inter Partes Re-examination Challenge Rejected

Law360 (November 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The judge overseeing a lawsuit Cooper Technologies Co. brought against the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after a Cooper patent was found to be invalid has rejected Cooper's argument that because the patent could be traced back to an application filed before 1999, it never should have been the focus of an inter partes re-examination.

Friday, U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema signed off on an order denying a bid by Cooper for summary judgment, and granting motions for summary judgment by defendant...
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