OfficeMax Escapes Claims In Asus Tablet Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 4:28 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday trimmed a suit over patents for user-selected login systems and signatures, ruling that OfficeMax Inc. didn't show customers how to infringe the patents with an Asus computer tablet model sold at its stores, even if the device's maker did.

Granting OfficeMax's partial motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap decided that OfficeMax’s knowledge of the instructions in the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700's user guide wasn't sufficient to support Tierra Intelectual Borinquen Inc.'s claims of induced infringement.

The plaintiff...
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