ITC Judge Invalidates Cognex Machine Patents

Law360, New York (July 16, 2010, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The judge overseeing Cognex Corp.’s Section 337 case alleging infringement of its machine vision software patents has handed a win to Germany-based MVTec Software GmbH and Japan-based Omron Corp. and Daiichi Jitsugyo Viswill Co. Ltd., holding that the two Cognex patents were invalid.

Judge Carl C. Charneski of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday issued a brief initial determination that there was no violation of Section 337, finding that U.S. Patent Numbers 7,016,539 and 7,065,262 could not be enforced because they failed to claim patent-eligible...
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