Display Patent Owner Loses Suit After Signing Rights To AUO

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed CopyTele Inc.’s suit alleging E Ink Corp. was part of a scheme to steal patented display technologies used in tablets and e-readers, finding CopyTele signed its patent rights — and its right to sue — over to AU Optronics Corp.

Patent-assertion entity CopyTele is also suing AUO, seeking to void its agreement. U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen said its suit against E Ink is premature because it doesn’t currently have standing to sue and whether it ever will...
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