Court Won't Lift Stay In Hearing Aid Patent Case

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected bids from plaintiff Hear-Wear Technologies LLC and defendant Vivatone Hearing Systems LLC to lift a stay the court put in place while the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office re-examined the four hearing-aid technology patents-at-issue in the suit.

Chief Judge Claire Eagan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma handed down an order on Friday denying Vivatone's motion to lift the stay for the limited purpose of finding summary judgment of noninfringement with respect to one patent, as...
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