PTO Ruling Update for our Shareholders
February 28, 2009- Barkume & Associates (IP counsel for NeoMedia Technologies, Inc.) has prepared a case study outlining the reexamination process of NeoMedia Patent No. 6,199,048 (also referred to as the Barcode Lookup Patent). This is an insightful document that clarifies the legal terminology and implications of the ruling.
Highlights of the case study:
NeoMedia was able to address the prior art concerns, clarify its claims, and fully strengthen its patent position.
By requesting the PTO to reexamine the '048 patent, EFF enabled NeoMedia to strengthen its patent because the successful defense greatly increases the likelihood of being upheld in a court of law.
From a practical commercial standpoint the '048 patent has been clarified and strengthened, not narrowed.
Since this has been an ex parte reexamination process, EFF has no right to appeal the PTO's decision.
The text of this case study is accessible via the following link to the Barkume & Associates website: http://www.barkume.com/Site/IP_News/Entries/2009/2/25_CASE_STUDY_-_REEXA...
VP Marketing, NeoMedia Technologies