Staples Wins Bid To Invalidate Patent For Cart

Law360, New York (February 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has granted Staples Inc. its motion for summary judgment invalidating a patent for an office cart held by dbest products Inc., ruling that the consumer products development company withheld knowledge of prior art.

Judge Otis D. Wright II put the lid on the office supply showdown on Wednesday, granting Staples’ motions for summary judgment due to unenforceability and invalidity in an order passed down in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The ruling invalidated U.S. Patent Number 7,066,476, which...
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