No Early Exit For MVTec In Cognex ITC Software Spat

Law360, New York (May 11, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has nixed MVTec Software GmbH's bid to make an early exit from Cognex Corp.'s suit over two machine vision software patents.

Administrative Law Judge Carl C. Charneski on Monday rejected the German technology company's motion for a summary determination of noninfringement, noting that Cognex's criticism of MVTec's construction of the patents' claims was "well-taken."

Cognex argued that MVTec improperly construed one of the claim terms for one of the patents, saying that the construction "impermissibly reads limitations from...
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