Challenge To Online-Gaming Patent Will Be Aired

Law360 (March 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed to re-examine an online-gaming patent after the Electronic Frontier Foundation challenged it on the grounds that the technology covered by the patent had been used extensively before it was issued.

“Undeserved patents cause significant harm to innovation and competition in the information age," Paul Grewal of Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder said Wednesday.

“We are pleased that the PTO recognized the substantial questions of patentability raised in EFF's request and look forward to the PTO's ultimate decision on the...
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