The Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced today that the federal court in Chicago ended the trial on the International Securities Exchange's (ISE) patent suit.
ISE had sued CBOE for alleged infringement of ISE's patent relating to an "automated exchange." By its action, ISE now concedes that CBOE does not infringe ISE's patent, based on several recent decisions in CBOE's favor.
"We are gratified that this case has reached the correct result," said CBOE Chairman and CEO William J. Brodsky. Incoming CBOE CEO and current COO and President Ed Tilly added, "CBOE has always been and will continue to be the leading innovator in the options industry."
In the case of International Securities Exchange, LLC (ISE) v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. (CBOE), case no. 07C623, presiding Judge Joan H. Lefkow has issued a series of pre-trial rulings in CBOE's favor, thus forcing ISE to cease pursuit of the case in the United State District Court, Northern District of Illinois, at the present time.
ISE strongly believes in the merits of its case that CBOE copied and continues to infringe ISE's patented trading technology, and ISE plans to immediately file an appeal to the Federal Circuit to reverse these rulings. ISE will have no further comment at this time.