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   29.10.2013. - MOBOTIX Corp. Responds To U.S. Patent Lawsuit With Requests

New York, 29 October 2013. MOBOTIX Corp., New York, obtained stay of a patent lawsuit filed by San Antonio, Texas-based e-Watch, after MOBOTIX Corp. had requested review of all four patents-in-suit at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

MOBOTIX Corp. believes that documentation and presentations on the MOBOTIX camera model M1 at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, in 2000, as well as third-party documents found through extensive prior art search  prove that the patents-in-suit are invalid as they claim inventions that were already described or obvious in view of printed publications published well before the filing of the patents-in-suit.  On this basis, MOBOTIX Corp. submitted to the USPTO petitions for inter partes review challenging the validity of all patents-in-suit.

As a result, the U.S. federal court responsible for the patent lawsuit in San Antonio, Texas,  granted MOBOTIX Corp.’s motion for stay of the litigation pending review of the validity of the patents and rejected an opposition filed by e-Watch against the motion. The U.S. court confirmed the view of MOBOTIX Corp. that the patent lawsuit will be rendered irrelevant if the claims of the patents-in-suit are cancelled in the review proceedings at the USPTO.

"We will have our defenses up when it comes to patent lawsuits also in the future and we will always check all of our legal options," says Dr. Magnus Ekerot, CEO at MOBOTIX Corp., explaining the company's corporate strategy.

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