UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTDISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTSGRYPHON NETWORKS CORP.,Plaintiff,v. CIVIL ACTION NO.10-10258-MBBCONTACT CENTER COMPLIANCE CORP.,MICHAEL KOVATCH and DAVID KEIM,Defendants.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE:DEFENDANT CONTACT CENTER COMPLIANCE CORP.’S MOTIONTO SEVER AND STAY LITIGATION OF PATENT CLAIM PENDINGTHE PTO’S REEXAMINATION OF U.S. PATENT NO. 6,130,937(DOCKET ENTRY # 88)June 13, 2011BOWLER, U.S.M.J.
Pending before this court is the above styled motion filedby defendant Contact Center Compliance Corporation (“CCCC”) tosever and stay a patent infringement claim pending areexamination of United States Patent No. 6,130,937 (“the ‘937patent”) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office(“PTO”). (Docket Entry # 88). Plaintiff Gryphon NetworksCorporation (“Gryphon”) opposes a stay because a delay inresolving the claim will unduly prejudice Gryphon by inter aliaallowing CCCC, a direct competitor, to keep its competing producton the market. Gryphon also submits that a stay of the claimwill not simplify the case because it impacts only two claims,the patent infringement claim (Count One) in the 15 count amended