High Court Seeks SG's Opinion In 'Rock Band' IP Row

Law360, New York (May 13, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Obama administration to weigh in on whether the Federal Circuit applied too inflexible a standard when it reversed a finding of inequitable conduct against a patent holder suing Electronics Arts Inc. and others over the “Rock Band” video game.

The court invited U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. to submit a brief in the appeal bid of EA, Harmonix Music Systems Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Viacom Inc., who are urging the Supreme Court to review a Federal Circuit ruling in a case brought by 1st Media LLC. The underlying...

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