Judge Rules 7-Eleven ATMs Don't Infringe Patents

Law360, New York (March 9, 2011, 3:44 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge ruled Wednesday that ATMs in 7-Eleven Inc. stores do not infringe patents for systems that enable a user to complete retail transactions over the Internet via a combination ATM and Internet kiosk.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted the defendants in Automated Transactions LLC's patent lawsuit summary judgment of noninfringement and also invalidated a claim for indefiniteness in one of the company's patents.

The lawsuit, initially filed in 2006, targeted 7-Eleven's majority shareholder...
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