Fed. Circ. Reverses Invalidity Ruling In HTC Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 7:13 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday reversed a lower court's ruling invalidating a mobile phone network patent that IPCom GmbH & Co. KG asserted against HTC Corp., finding that the patent is not indefinite.

The lower court ruled that the patent contained both an apparatus and method steps, a type of hybrid claim that is invalid for indefiniteness, according to Federal Circuit precedent.

However, the Federal Circuit ruled that U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the District of Columbia had incorrectly construed the key terms, and...
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