The conclusion of a crucial part of the
Trading Technologies (TT) patent case against five rival firms
has left parties on both sides confident of eventual
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Judge James Moran concluded the Markman hearing portion of the
case at the end of October, in which he provided legal
definition to the key terms in the TT patents.
The Markman Hearing was designed to allow both TT and the
defendents - Espeed, GL Trade, Rosenthal Collins Group, CQG and
FuturePath - a chance to persuade the judge to consider their
interpretation of various terms in the patents.
From that definition, Espeed has been the most outspoken,
declaring that the court "squarely rejected Trading
Technologies attempt to constrict Espeed's futures product
offerings by claming patent infringement".
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