Bilski Invalidates Cognex Machine Patents: MVTec

Law360, New York (July 6, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT) -- Germany-based MVTec Software GmbH, Japan's Omron Corp. and Daiichi Jitsugyo Viswill Co., and U.S.-based Resolution Technology Inc. are arguing that machine vision software patents asserted by Cognex Corp. in a Section 337 case should be invalidated in light of Bilski.

The four respondents in the case filed a memorandum Friday in the U.S. International Trade Commission, contending that the patents fail to claim patentable subject matter.

The Cognex claims are “simply algorithms that perform calculations on digital images without effecting any real-word result,” the memorandum said....
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