Fish & Richardson Wins Patent Infringement Case in Favor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange

Fish & Richardson Wins Patent Infringement Case in Favor of the Chicago Board
                               Options Exchange

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fish & Richardson announced today
that it won a patent infringement case in favor of the Chicago Board Options
Exchange Incorporated (CBOE) that had been brought by International Securities
Exchange LLC (ISE) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois. Moments before openings were set to begin in the March 14, 2013
trial, which had at stake over $400 million in damages plus trebling, ISE
consented to entry of a judgment of non-infringement in favor of CBOE.

Fish won the case using a strategy that involved a series of pre-trial
motions, includingmotions in limine to exclude certain evidence at trial.
The combined effect of several pretrial rulings in CBOE's favor led ISE to
conclude that it could not present its case to a jury.

ISE sued CBOE in 2006 alleging that CBOE infringed its patent on an automated
exchange. CBOE operates the Hybrid Trading System, which combines manual open
outcry and electronic trading.

The Fish trial team representing CBOE included David Francescani, Jonathan
Marshall, and Michael Zoppo, principals in the firm's New York office, and New
York associates Brian Doyle, Leah Edelman, and Jeffrey Mok.

Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and
litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the
value of their intellectual property (IP). Founded in 1878, Fish's early
clients included Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.
The firm has more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP
strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and commercial litigation. Fish is
consistently singled outfor its superior technical expertise and great
results, and has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country for
nine consecutive years, the number one IP firm for America's biggest
companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, follow @fishrichardson on Twitter.

SOURCE Fish & Richardson

Contact: Amy Blumenthal, Blumenthal & Associates, 617-879-1511,; or Kelly Largey, Fish & Richardson, 800-818-5070,
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