Jury Nixes Oasis Web Data Patents In Row With EMC

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- EMC Corp. and Carbonite Inc. prevailed Friday over a patent suit brought by Oasis Research LLC after a Texas federal jury concluded that Oasis' online data backup patents were invalid for failing to name all of the actual inventors.

The jury agreed with the position by EMC and Carbonite that people other than Christopher Crawford, the sole named inventor on the four patents-in-suit, made significant contributions to the conception of the claimed inventions, rendering the patents invalid.

The district court split the case so that inventorship...
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