Citing ITC Proceedings, California Federal Judge Stays Patent Case
Mealey's (January 6, 2016, 11:53 AM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In what he deemed a “thorny” and “somewhat rare policy dilemma,” U.S. Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. of the Northern District of California on Dec. 30 granted a plaintiff’s request to stay its own patent infringement litigation in favor of a later-filed proceeding before the International Trade Commission (ITC) (Aliphcom d/b/a Jawbone and Bodymedia Inc. v. Fitbit Inc., No. 15-2579, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173078).
(Decision available. Document #16-160119-009Z.)
According to the judge, to deny plaintiff Aliphcom d/b/a Jawbone and Bodymedia...