Judge Pares Google's Patent Claims In Microsoft Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 7, 2013, 8:13 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday trimmed a patent suit by Google's Motorola Mobility against Microsoft Corp., finding that some of the claims related to the three wireless and video patents-in-suit are invalid because patent language didn't specifically outline the invention.

The order granting Microsoft’s motion for partial summary judgment that the “means for decoding” and the “means for using” elements in the patents are invalid comes after a Jan. 28 oral argument related to the tandem lawsuit in which the two tech giants...
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