March 14, 2023

Harness IP Attorneys Matthew Cutler and Michael Thomas Secure Royalties for Client in Favorable Patent Settlement

Harness IP is pleased to announce that St. Louis patent attorneys Matt Cutler and Michael Thomas have secured another favorable patent settlement for client Exegy Incorporated. Under the license and settlement agreement, sales of NovaSparks products and services incorporating Exegy technology will be subject to a 9% royalty.

The lawsuit Exegy filed against NovaSparks in the United States District Court for Massachusetts asserting patent infringement of ten patents will be dismissed.  Associated lawsuits filed by NovaSparks in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States District Court of the District of Delaware also will be dismissed.

“This settlement really is a win-win for both sides,” Thomas said.  “The 9% royalty is a great outcome for Exegy, and NovaSparks is now licensed to incorporate Exegy technology into its products and services.”  

Scott Yackey and Mike Kella were also involved and provided invaluable counsel in the lawsuits.  

Exegy provides global market data and execution solutions, predictive trading signals, and hardware trading platforms to elite firms in the financial services industry, and serves as a strategic partner to leading principal traders, agency brokers, Alternative Trading System (ATS) and dark pool operators, market makers, hedge funds, and asset managers. At the heart of Exegy solutions are purpose-built, hardware-accelerated appliances derived from an extensive portfolio of patented and patent-pending technology.



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