Facebook Wins Bid To Stay Patent Case

Law360, New York (August 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted Facebook Inc.'s motion to stay a patent lawsuit filed against it pending a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decision on whether to re-examine the patent in question.

Judge John R. Padova of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania decided Monday that while the court was not required to stay the suit because of the possible re-examination, doing so could save the court unnecessary work.

"Stays are particularly appropriate when the re-examination result might assist the court in...
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