TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSX:ONE) today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeals Board ("PTAB") has rendered their decision affirming the Examiner's finding of validity of the Company's patent number 6928479 (the "479 Patent").
"We are pleased that the PTAB has re-affirmed the validity of our patent," said Andrew Cheung, President and CEO for 01 Communique. "We will now focus our attention on requesting the judge to lift the stay in the Citrix case so that we can proceed to trial."
On February 2, 2006, a lawsuit was filed by the Company in the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, against Citrix Systems Inc. ("Citrix") alleging infringement of the '479 Patent. As part of the litigation Citrix requested an inter partes reexamination of the 479 Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), and also requested a stay in the Court proceedings. The stay was granted by the Judge in the case. The Company proceeded with the reexamination process and in July 2010 received a Right of Appeal Notice ("RAN") from the USPTO confirming the patentability of the claims that were part of the inter partes reexamination. Citrix appealed that decision to the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeals Board. The PTAB has now rendered their decision affirming the Examiner's finding of validity of the 479 Patent.
The Company is represented by Baker & Hostetler LLP in this matter and the case is being tried in the Northern District of Ohio.
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About 01 Communique
Established in 1992, 01 Communique (TSX: ONE) offers a suite of remote access services designed for small-medium sized business, mobile professionals and IT service providers. 01's software as a service offerings are deployed on-demand and include functionality enabling on-line meetings, remote computing and IT support. 01's suite of products includes its remote access offering I'm InTouch (www.imintouch.com , its online meeting offering www.imintouchmeeting.com) and its remote support offering I'm OnCall (www.imoncall.com ) products are protected in the U.S.A. by its patents #6928479 / #6938076 and in Canada by its patent #2309398. For more information, visit www.01com.com or call (905) 795-2888 or (800) 668-2185 (North America only).
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