PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Options® and MIAX PEARL™ exchanges (MIAX), today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted an additional MIAX petition for review of one of the Nasdaq patents asserted as part of its complaint filed against MIAX. Similar to its prior rulings, the PTAB found that it is more likely than not that the claims of this patent are unpatentable under current law. This brings the total number of MIAX petitions decided by the PTAB to date to four, with all such petitions being granted review. Two petitions now remain pending before the PTAB.
"The PTAB's grant of another petition for review further affirms our belief that all of the Nasdaq patents asserted against us are unpatentable under the current state of the law, and gives credence to our long-held position that the allegations in Nasdaq's complaint are entirely without merit," said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of MIH. "We are pleased with how the case is progressing, especially given that each of our four petitions reviewed by the PTAB to date has been granted, and optimistic that PTAB will grant our final two petitions for review and ultimately determine that not a single one of these Nasdaq patents is patentable."
Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX Options) and MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL and together with MIAX Options, the MIAX Exchange Group), two fully electronic options trading exchanges.
MIAX Options currently lists and trades options on over 2,800 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options' unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 17.56 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 25.69 and 57.67 microseconds, respectively.
MIAX PEARL launched trading operations on February 6, 2017 and currently lists and trades options on over 2,800 multi-listed classes. The average latency for a single order on MIAX PEARL is approximately 24.42 microseconds for a round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX PEARL is approximately 32.35 and 60.38 microseconds, respectively.
The MIAX Exchange Group has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges, and its trading platforms have been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL leverage the MIAX Exchange Group's industry leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with both traditional (MIAX Options) and maker-taker (MIAX PEARL) pricing structures. The MIAX Exchange Group's executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, New Jersey. The MIAX Exchange Group also maintains a Miami Operations Center in Miami, Florida, which contains the Miami Annual Meeting and Conference Center and the offices of MIAX Technologies and MIAX Global.
In addition to MIAX PEARL and MIAX Options, MIH is the parent holding company of Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies), MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald). MIAX Technologies is MIH's technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the trading technology developed by the MIAX Exchange Group. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America. MIAX Emerald is MIH's third options exchange and is expected to launch in Q1 2019, pending SEC approval.
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