Tuesday, January 24, 2006

*HOT OFF THE PRESS* - REEXAMINATION REQUESTS GRANTED ON DATATREASURY PATENTS: DataTreasury has been burning through the banking and check-processing industries (see post below) with multiple claims of infringement on US patents 5,910,988 and 6,032,137.

Today the 271 Blog has learned that the USPTO granted reexamination requests to both patents on January 6. First Data Corporation filed 3-rd party requests back in November of last year, arguing that certain prior art invalidates both patents. The USPTO agreed that the cited art warranted a second look.

I haven't had the opportunity to look at the requests in-depth, but will provide you with the details in due course.

To view USPTO documents relating to the reexamination requests on the '988 patent, click here.

To view USPTO documents relating to the reexamination requests on the '137 patent, click here.

1 Comentário:

Anonymous said...

Peter - Did DataTreasury also request the reexamination - to put to bed the claims that there's prior art? If invalidated, what would happen to prior settlement agreements? Thanks.

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