Spherix's Patent Litigation Against VTech and Uniden Assigned to Judge Participating in Federal Patent Pilot Program
Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) today announced that its patent infringement litigations against both VTech and Uniden were assigned to the same Federal District Judge and will both be part of the Federal Patent Pilot Program established by Congress. Spherix anticipates shorter time to trial due to these developments.
Under the Congressionally created Patent Pilot Program, fourteen U.S. District Courts, including the Northern District of Texas where Spherix filed lawsuits against VTech and Uniden, receive additional federal resources designed to enhance the courts' expertise in complex patent litigation and increase judicial efficiency in handling patent cases. The Chief Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania and others have opined that the Patent Pilot Program decreases disposition times for cases participating in the Program. Both Spherix cases are now before the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, who is one of the judges participating in Program.
Spherix CEO Anthony Hayes stated, "Part of our decision on where to file these cases included the goal of involvement in the Patent Pilot Program. As opined by many, we believe the Program will speed the time to trial. We are eager to get our case before a jury."
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