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In re Cygnus Telecommunications Technology LLC Patent Litigation

Case Number: CLB0224

Date: 08.19.2008

The Federal Circuit held a patent invalid under the 35 U.S.C. § 102(b) on-sale bar test of Pfaff because (1) the invention was ready for patenting, based on a declaration by the inventor that the invention was “reduced to practice,” and (2) the invention was the subject of a commercial sale, based on the fact that testers were invoiced for calls made during beta testing, prior to the critical date.

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Minton v. National Association of Securities Dealers Inc.

Case Number: CLB0021

Date: 07.29.2003

Infringement plaintiff’s lease of computer program and telecommunications network to brokerage firm constituted “sale,” within meaning of 35 U.S.C. § 102(b), for purposes of assessing validity of plaintiff’s patent for interactive securities trading systems since plaintiff conveyed fully operational computer program implementing claimed method.

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