ITC Upholds Invalidation Of Cognex Machine Patents

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 7:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed an administrative law judge's ruling that Cognex Corp.’s two machine vision software patents asserted against MVTec Software GmbH and others were invalid because they were not patent-eligible.

Although the full commission on Tuesday set aside Judge Carl C. Charneski’s finding that Cognex’s U.S. Patent Number 7,065,262 was invalid due to anticipation, it supported the rest of his final initial determination in July and ended the investigation with a finding of no violation of Section 337.

The ITC agreed with...
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