AutoZone, JC Penney Duck Claims In Mobile IP Suit

By Lisa Ryan (June 25, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday pared claims against retail giants AutoZone Inc. and J.C. Penney Corp. in a patent infringement suit over a mobile website software patent, saying the claims were improperly asserted under the doctrine of equivalents.

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Schneider granted AutoZone's motion for summary judgment of noninfringement and its joint motion with J.C. Penney for partial summary judgment of noninfringement under the doctrine of equivalents in a suit filed by EMG Technology LLC, alleging they infringed its patent for a software mechanism that allows users to view Web content through a touch-screen mobile device....

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