Apple Loses Bid To Invalidate Patent In IPhone Suit

Law360, New York (July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A magistrate judge has recommended the denial of Apple Inc.'s motion seeking to invalidate a patent for technology that allows phones to display a caller's name, which a telecommunications company alleges is infringed by the iPhone.

In a report issued Thursday, Magistrate Judge Judith Gail Dein of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that Apple had not presented clear and convincing evidence that the patent held by Romek Figa, the owner of telecommunications company Abraham & Son, was invalid for indefiniteness....
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