Patent Cos. Beat Microsoft, Vizio In Claims Construction

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Two patent-holding companies have won out over defendants Microsoft Corp. and Vizio Inc. in a federal judge's decision outlining broader claims construction for two heavily litigated patents covering a method to enhance image resolution on video displays.

Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Thursday found that plaintiffs IP Innovation LLC and Technology Licensing Corp. had provided sufficient justification for their proposed construction of U.S. Patent Numbers 6,870,964 and 7,382,929.

Judge Der-Yeghiayan concluded that the term “video display...
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