In the latest update to the ongoing Meta Company patent infringement case, the court has responded to a request from the defendants, and the answer is not good news.
As Next Reality reported earlier this month, John Sines, Chief Financial Officer of the old Meta Company team (the company's assets have since been sold to a new owner) asked the court for 45 days to find new advice to represent them in thing. The Court's reply? Nr.
According to the court, the Meta Company may not represent itself in this case, so the need for official legal counsel is crucial in this case.
The letter requesting more time to find legal advisers filed on February 1
"Meta Company requests the court to give the usual judgment delivered on January 29, 2019. Unfortunately, Meta's assets were in the process of being sold The company started its dissolution process and was therefore unable to retain advice. Within the next 45 days Meta will have the resources to do so and it is extremely important for us to defend against what we consider to be a completely unauthorized requirement. "
Instead In order to grant the request that would have given the Meta Company team to the end of this month to arrive at a legal representation, the court has effectively thrown away the letter of the team.
The court cannot consider letters filed with the defendant's representative on February 10, 2019, as the defendant is a corporate entity that is currently not represented by advisers.
The official court response filed on Tuesday says "For reasons which the Court has previously referred to, the Court cannot consider the letter submitted by the defendant's representative on February 10, 2019, as the defendant is a business entity that is currently not represented by advisers. To the extent that this matter is still relevant, the defendant has a council to designate an appearance and such an advice exempts, the court will consider any such request (and any objection to it) at that time. "
Therefore is back to where 19459008 returned in January and time continues to expire for the Meta Company team to properly comply with the court's request while attempting to defend itself from the patent infringement procedure that Genedics launched nearly two years ago.  Do not miss: The rise of Meta – The founder of AR Pioneer reveals Inside Story that led to the sale to new owners