Monthly Archives: February 2019

UNIVERSITY OF FL RESEARCH FOUNDATION v. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO., decided Feb. 26, 2019, Statutory Subject Matter

U.S. Patent No. 7,062,251 is directed to integrating physiologic data from a bedside machine (pages 5-6).  Claim 1 recites receiving data from machines, converting the data from the machine format to into a machine independent format at a remote location, processing, and presenting results on a bedside graphical user interface (page 6).  The specification characterizes […]

CONTINENTAL CIRCUITS LLC v. INTEL CORP., decided Feb. 8, 2019, Claim Interpretation

U.S. Patent Nos. 7,501,582; 8,278,560; 8,581,105; and 9,374,912 are directed to multilayer electrical devices having a tooth structure (pages 2-3).  The specification emphasized using a repeated desmear process, distinguishing from prior art use of one desmear process, to form the tooth structure (pages 3-4).   Limitations for “surface,” “removal,” or “etching” do not require the repeated […]

ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES, decided Feb. 6, 2019, Stutory Sujbect Matter

U.S. Patent No. 7,267,820 is directed to diagnosing neurological disorders.  The claims are directed to detecting an epitope of MuSK with a label in bodily fluid including contacting MuSK with bodily fluid, immunoprecipitating MuSK complex, and monitoring for the label where the label indicates disorder (pages 4-5).  Adding conventional steps to a law of nature […]

DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES v. IPS GROUP, INC., decided January 31, 2019, Anticipation based on Inventorship and Infringement

U.S. Patent Nos. 8,595,054 and 7,854,310 are directed to credit-card enabled, solar-powered, single-space parking meters (pages 5-8).   The ‘054 patent names King and Schwarz as inventors, and the ‘310 patent names King, not Schwarz, as an inventor (pages 5 and 7).   The ‘054 patent anticipates the ‘310 patent as the ‘054 patent is by another […]