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RealNetworks Wins Dismissal On Second Try

Law360 (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a landslide for RealNetworks Inc., a judge on Thursday dismissed a technology licensing company's patent claims against the streaming media company, citing the recent KSR v. Teleflex Supreme Court decision in his obviousness ruling.

Judge William Schwarzer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California invoked that case's subjective and expansive criteria for gauging obviousness of a patented invention.

“All of the individual features of Friskit’s patents which allow a user to easily search for and listen to streaming media existed in...
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