Dell, Gateway Cleared In Computer Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has affirmed the dismissal of a patent infringement suit against Gateway Inc., Dell Inc. and Toshiba America Inc. over a portable computer patent, ruling that the patent owner had admitted that the patent-in-suit did not cover laptops under the district court’s claim construction.

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Computer Docking Station Corp.’s request to overturn a lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the laptop manufacturers. However, the appellate court also agreed with the district...
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