REDWOOD CITY, CA–LAWFUEL – Intellectual Property Law, Law Jobs –Today the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered final judgment and dismissed one of the five patent claims asserted against Seven. The Court also stayed Visto’s request for an immediate injunction on the remaining four claims pending appeal. SEVEN and its customers can continue to use and sell all of SEVEN’s products as before. No new developments are expected in this case until early 2008 when the appeals process is due to complete.
SEVEN will continue to vigorously defend its innovative products and will continue to contest the validity of Visto’s patents. SEVEN has a strong case on appeal. The United States Patent Office (PTO) is currently reexamining the validity of all three asserted patents. In a first office action, the PTO has already rejected all claims in the ‘708 Patent on grounds of invalidity. While the appeal is pending, SEVEN expects the PTO to issue its final rulings on the asserted patents either rejecting Visto claims entirely or narrowing their scope, either of which will ultimately nullify the trial verdict.
In a separate and ongoing lawsuit, SEVEN countersued Visto in August of 2005 in this same court for the infringement of two of its mobile email patents which predate the Visto patents. Trial in this matter is set for June 2007.
“We are pleased with the ruling and grateful to the Court for its diligent attention to the case,” said Kent Thexton, Executive Chairman of SEVEN. “With a strong case on appeal, strong balance sheet, thriving business and our turn in the court in June we are well positioned to drive this dispute to resolution.”
SEVEN is a global provider of software that enables mobile operators, Internet email providers and service providers to offer their subscribers secure, low-cost, real-time access to business and personal email applications. SEVEN’s software is specialized to meet the unique needs and requirements of the Fortune 500 enterprise, the small-to-medium organization, workgroups, individual professionals and consumers. The SEVEN software supports all major device platforms, including BREW, J2ME, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Palm OS and Symbian-based phones, and currently ships on over 200 mobile phone models manufactured by Hitachi, HTC, HP, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Sanyo, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Toshiba. SEVEN is available today across major international network standards, and has been chosen by 100 leading mobile operators and service providers worldwide including: including Alltel, Cingular Wireless, Etisalat, Globe Telecom, Hutchison, KDDI Corp., NTT DoCoMo, O2, Optus, Orange, Sprint Nextel, Starhub, Telefonica Moviles, Telenor Group, Telkom Indonesia, Vimpelcom and Yahoo!. SEVEN is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, USA, with local offices around the globe. For additional information, visit www.seven.com.
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