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Court Grants Stay of Entire Case Involving 11 Patents While Patent Office Conducts Inter Partes Review Proceedings on Two of the Patents

By John Paul, Brian Kacedon, and Matthew Luneack

A Massachusetts court recently granted a motion to stay an infringement litigation involving 11 patents pending the outcome of inter partes review proceedings of two of the 11 asserted patents. Although the court acknowledged that a stay would not eliminate the need for a trial, the court found that a stay would simplify or streamline issues for trial because the case was still in its infancy; the 11 patents shared similar inventive disclosures; and the patent owner, a non-practicing entity, identified no specific prejudice that would result from a stay.
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