X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46287 Judge Patterson DEFENDANTS MOVED for an order declaring that certain patents for clothes hangers with side sizer tabs owned by plaintiff are unenforceable due to prosecution laches. The patents at issue were issued to an individual as divisional or continuation applications relating to earlier patent applications for clothes hangers with side sizer tabs filed by the individual beginning in 1990. Defendants pointed out that the individual’s declaration had failed to set forth any facts demonstrating why plaintiff had filed the additional continuation or divisional applications. The court denied the motion, finding that plaintiff raised a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the delays complained of by defendants were unreasonable and unexplained. In addition, the court found that defendants raised genuine issues of material fact in view of the credibility issues raised and plaintiff’s failure to demonstrate that the patent applications correlate to competitor’s products on the market.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Benefits of a Digital Membership:

  • Free access to 3 articles* every 30 days
  • Access to the entire ALM network of websites
  • Unlimited access to the ALM suite of newsletters
  • Build custom alerts on any search topic of your choosing
  • Search by a wide range of topics

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.