Raytheon Can't Bring IP Suit Against Computer Manufacturer

Law360 (April 15, 2019, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Raytheon failed to show how a computer manufacturer’s products infringed two of its patents, a Wisconsin federal judge ruled Monday, finding that the allegedly infringing products aren't described by one of the patents.

Because Cray Inc.’s supercomputers also contained service nodes, which have only one processor per node, they did not meet the “plurality of nodes” limitation in one of Raytheon Co.’s computer patents at issue, U.S. Patent Number 7,475,274, which requires at least two processors, U.S. District Judge William M. Conley said.

“[T]he alleged infringing technology does not meet the 'plurality of hosts each executable at any of the nodes'...

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