royalblue Announces Development in Lava Patent Infringement Case

royalblue announces that the United States District Court for the Southern
District of New York has made its ruling on the first stage of the patent
infringement case brought against royalblue by Lava Trading Inc.

The first stage, known as a Markman claims construction hearing, defines the
technical terms in the patent which will be used in subsequent hearings and
is instrumental in establishing whether patent infringement has occurred.
The ruling confirms royalblue's definition of all the major terms and
strengthens royalblue's position that the case brought by Lava Trading Inc
is without merit.

While the Court's ruling is very positive for royalblue, royalblue would
caution that Lava is likely to lodge an appeal. A decision by the Appeals
Court is likely to take 18 months.

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