Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Visto, Seven Networks settle patent dispute

Visto and Seven Networks Inc. have settled their patent litigations over push e-mail patents.

PC World reported:

In late December 2006, a court upheld an earlier jury decision that found that Seven had infringed on three Visto patents. But the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had already made an initial ruling that one of the patents in question was invalid. At the time, Seven said that it expected the USPTO to make its final decision during the time it appealed the court ruling. Instead, Seven has worked with Visto to settle the matter.

Their dispute was one of many in the push e-mail market, an indication of the perceived potential for the industry.

This is another case where a district court and a USPTO re-exam reached different results.


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