Fed. Circ. Affirms Win For Cable Cos. In Data Patent MDL

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Thursday refused to reconstrue a data-over-cable patent to Rembrandt Technologies LLP's liking, upholding the dismissal of its infringement claims in a multidistrict litigation against Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and other cable companies.

The appellate court affirmed a Delaware trial court's construction of the term "signal point" — which corresponds to permissible combinations of carrier wave characteristics used to transport digital data over a communications system — used in the language of a digital data transmitting patent owned by Rembrandt, saying...
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