Bloomberg Law
March 6, 2019, 8:52 PM

Judge Greenlights Electronic Voting Tech Patent Fight (1)

Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez
Senior Reporter

A patent infringement suit brought against a multinational election technology company for bidding on a Los Angeles voting project can go forward, a federal court ruled.

Election Systems & Software LLC sued London-based Smartmatic USA Corp. for allegedly committing an infringing act by submitting a proposal to implement and support voting machine services in Los Angeles County. The decision highlights the question of how much a plaintiff has to allege in order to pursue patent infringement claims.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews of the District of Delaware March 6 rejected Smartmatic’s motion to dismiss, saying Election Systems “has pleaded ...

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