Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kent State University secures patent win

A European patent court agrees that Kent State University and Kent Displays own the rights to a flexible liquid crystal display technology invented by professors John West and Deng-Ke Yang. [from]

The patent in question had been challenged in litigation in ED Texas between 1996 and 2001. This case is an example of a patentee who had to fight a litigation battle AND an opposition battle. Here, the patentee won, and someone might question whether the opponents of the patent were merely acting strategically to "wear down" the patent owner.


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