Patlex Corp. has won another victory in its bid to collect licensing royalties from sales of lasers developed by inventor Gordon Gould.
Chatsworth-based Patlex said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office accepted a federal appeals court decision, announced June 25, authorizing the Patent Office to issue Gould a patent on a common type of laser called the gas-discharge laser.
The Patent Office is moving to "promptly issue" the patent, Patlex said.
Patlex has contended since the late-1970s that Gould is entitled to three patents on laser technology he developed 30 years ago. In return for litigating his case, Patlex stands to receive 64% of any licensing income derived from those patents.
When the gas-discharge patent is issued, Gould would have two of the three patents he is seeking.