Postal Service, IBM Beat Kiosk Patent Suit In Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that IBM Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service haven't infringed a patent for automated shipping by offering customers self-service postal kiosks, affirming a lower court's findings.

The appeals court rejected arguments from Uship Intellectual Properties LLC that said a lower court judge had misconstrued a key aspect of the company's U.S. Patent Number 5,831,220, thereby leaving intact the judge's ruling that the kiosks — used by USPS and built by IBM — didn't infringe the patent.

Like the lower court, the...
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