Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. eSpeed, Inc., No. 04 C 5312, Min. Order (N.D. Ill. Feb. 20, 2008) (Moran, Sen. J.).*

I have received several emails asking about the status of this case and, specifically, when the inequitable conduct portion of the case will be decided.  The post-trial inequitable conduct briefing appears to be complete — if you want to read the briefs, they are largely available on Pacer.  So, unless the Court asks for further briefing or an additional hearing either of which seem unlikely, the Court will consider the evidence and the parties’ post-trial papers, and then write an opinion deciding the inequitable conduct issues.  There is not any way to accurately predict when the opinion will issue.  The timing is governed by numerous factors, including the complexity of the case and the size of the Court’s current docket. 

Additionally, the parties have filed other motions which the Court will also have to decide.  For example, Trading Technologies ("TT") filed a motion for a protective order sealing certain evidence that was produced as "Highly Confidential," but which was put into evidence and used without immediate restriction or objection, as to confidentiality, during the public trial.  I will keep you updated as the Court issues any decisions regarding inequitable conduct or any other issues in the case.

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