Eon TV Patent Nixed, Sealing Win For Qualcomm, HTC

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 5:34 PM EST) -- A Delaware federal judge on Tuesday handed a win to Qualcomm Inc., HTC America Inc. and several other technology companies accused of infringing an interactive television patent held by Eon Corp. IP Holdings LLC after determining that eight of the patent's claims were indefinite.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews identified all eight claims as so-called means-plus-function claims, meaning that Eon faced the burden of identifying a specific algorithm that performs the technical functions of its patent for software-controlled multimode interactive TV systems, a hurdle that the company...
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