Court upholds Flexiteek patent on appeal

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A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this week upheld Flexiteek's rightful ownership of its U.S. patent and dismissed Plasdeck's appeal of a lower-court decision, Flexiteek announced.

The court issued a "Per Curium Affirmed" ruling regarding the verdict, which Flexiteek obtained against Plasdeck in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in July 2009 for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,896,881.

The higher court found that none of Plasdeck's challenges had any merit. The ruling essentially bars Plasdeck from taking any further appeals to stall enforcement of the prior verdict in favor of Flexiteek.

"Plasdeck posted and published many misrepresentations, untruths and outright lies about Flexiteek and the legal process while the appeal was pending," Flexiteek officials said in a statement. "Flexiteek decided not to respond to these unethical tactics in kind, but decided instead to let the United States legal system speak for itself."

Plasdeck officials this morning did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Plasdeck also asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to review and revoke the patent. That process is still pending.

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