Calif. Judge Tosses Uniloc's Battery IP Suit Against Apple

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 4:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has tossed Uniloc USA Inc.'s infringement suit against Apple Inc. without leave to amend, finding that its patent for cooling down devices when a battery is overheating involved "industry standard" technology that didn't sufficiently explain how its method for controlling the current in the battery is patentable.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Friday found that the patent holding company failed to show how U.S. Patent No. 6,661,203 was directed to anything more than the abstract idea that a battery's electrical current should be related to temperature. Noting that Uniloc had "admitted" in the '203 patent itself...

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