September 26, 2016 – In an ongoing litigation between Plaintiff EHS Lens Philippines, Inc. and Defendants Essilor International, Essilor of America, Inc., and Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. (“Defendants”), the Court held Defendants’ motion to stay in abeyance pending the PTAB’s decision on the Defendants’ petition for inter partes review. The patent-at-issue in both the litigation and the petition is U.S. Patent No. 6,019,470, titled “Progressive multifocal lens and manufacturing method of eyeglass lens and progressive multifocal lens.” The case is pending before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and is Civil Action No. 3:16-cv-00563.
By: Katherine E. Adams