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Acacia May Face Reexam Of Barcode Patent

Law360 (April 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Only days after reaching two major settlements, Acacia Research Corp.’s successful legal campaign over barcode technology may be facing a patent reexamination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The reexamination request, filed by a patent attorney at Foley Hoag LLC in Boston, Mass., emerged as medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. licensed Acacia’s multi-dimensional barcode technology.

Boston Scientific shouldn’t have any second thoughts, according to Acacia Technology Chief Executive Officer Paul Ryan, who said the arguments in the reexamination request are way off base....
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