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Judge Andrews denies stay pending reexamination where case in its early stages

Judge Richard G. Andrews recently denied defendants’ motion to stay pending reexamination of one of the two patents-in-suit. Rovi Corp. v. Haier Group Corp., C.A. No. 11-1140-RGA (D. Del. Oct. 16, 2012). Judge Andrews determined that while he “might very well be inclined to grant a stay as to the ‘523 patent (the subject of the reexam), the Court [did] not see any reason to grant a stay as to the other.” Because the case was in its infancy, and because the plaintiffs “ought be able to proceed on the [patent not involved in reexamination proceedings],” Judge Andrews declined to stay the entire case.


Rovi Corp. v. Haier Group Corp., C.A. No. 11-1140-RGA (D. Del. Oct. 16, 2012)

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