Macy's, Others Win Claims In Katz Phone Patent MDL

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 6:17 PM EST) -- In a tangled ruling delving into eight automated phone systems patents belonging to inventor Ronald A. Katz, a federal judge has granted a group of defendants' bid for summary judgment on obviousness with respect to certain claims while denying their arguments on other claims in the multidistrict infringement case.

Judge R. Gary Klausner's 58-page ruling, issued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, dealt with summary judgment motions on common issues related to the so-called C-Track defendants in the complex litigation....
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