U.S. Ethernet Urges Fed. Circ. To Revive 2 Data Patents

Law360, Washington (March 11, 2016, 6:25 PM EST) -- U.S. Ethernet Innovations LLC called for a Federal Circuit panel to revive its data transfer patents Wednesday, arguing that a California federal judge misinterpreted the key innovation in the patents when she invalidated them and ended an infringement suit against Apple, Dell and other computer manufacturers.

U.S. Ethernet's counsel John Herman of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP argued that U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken conflated two characteristics of data buffers in the patents and a prior art device referred to as SONIC when she ruled the two patents as entirely anticipated by that prior art. Herman said the judge relied...

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