Groklaw: NetApp-Sun Litigation News: USPTO Order on NetApp's '292 Patent
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 09 Oct 2008 15:12
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
After NetApp filed its lawsuit to halt adoption of Sun's open source ZFS technology, we responded by filing reexamination requests with the PTO citing the extensive amount of highly relevant prior art that was not disclosed or considered when NetApp originally filed its patents. The patent office clearly agreed with the relevance of this prior art, as demonstrated by its rejection of the claims across all of the reexaminations. Of these patents, three have been described by NetApp as "core" (US Patent Nos. 6,857,001; 6,892,211; and 5,819,292).
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