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Invalidity Counterclaims Dismissed as Moot After Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement

In a November 25, 2013 ruling, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin dismissed as moot the patent invalidity counterclaims of TNS Media Research LLC and other defendants in plaintiff TRA Global, Inc.'s patent infringement action.  After granting summary judgment of non-infringement, the Court noted that the defendants "raised their patent invalidity contentions as affirmative defenses to TRA's patent infringement claims, and the only affirmative relief they seek is a declaratory judgment of non-infringement."  Thus, Judge Scheindlin ruled that the "motion for summary judgment of invalidity is moot."
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