Biotage AB (BIOTa.ST) Success in Re-Examination Proceedings
1/16/2013 9:35:54 AM
UPPSALA, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: US Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board have affirmed the Examiner’s decisions to reject all claims in US patents 7,138,061, 7,381,327 and 7,410,571. A lawsuit was filed against Biotage by Scientific Plastic Products, Inc. (“SPP”) concerning alleged infringement of the US patents no 7,138,061, 7,381,327 and 7,410,571. Biotage then filed applications to the US Patent and Trademark Office for re-examination of all patent claims in the three patents mentioned above. At the same time Biotage submitted a request to stay the lawsuit in the district court pending the outcome of the re-examination proceedings. The court approved Biotage’s request and declared the district court lawsuit stayed until resolution of the reexamination proceedings.