Adaptix Patents In Apple, AT&T, Verizon Suits Ruled Invalid

Law360, Los Angeles (January 26, 2015, 8:59 PM EST) -- A California federal magistrate judge on Friday ruled that claims of two Adaptix Inc. data encoding patents are invalid due to indefiniteness, a week after ruling that Apple Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, Verizon Wireless and HTC Corp. did not directly infringe the patents.

In a single order, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal granted the motion for summary judgment of invalidity filed by Apple, AT&T, Verizon and HTC, ruling that claim 9 of U.S. Patent Number 7,454,212 and claim 8 of U.S. Patent Number 6,947,748 are invalid because they fail to definitely define the term "each cluster" used to describe...

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