Baker McKenzie Obtains Rare Stay in Eastern District of Texas Pending Covered Business Review
On November 27, 2017, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a rare motion to stay proceedings pending Covered Business Method review, in Mirror Imaging LLC v. BOKF, NA, No. 2:17-cv-00507 (E.D. Tex.) (lead case), as prepared and filed by Baker McKenzie on behalf of First National Bank Texas, BOKF, NA, and First National Bank of Omaha.
The stay was ordered for 28 consolidated cases and before any institution decision by the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, which is expected to issue in April 2018. Such pre-institution stays are rarely granted.