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Judge Andrews construes claims of patents directed to technology for locating experts

In XpertUniverse, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., C.A. No. 09-157-RGA (D. Del. Apr. 20, 2012), Judge Andrews recently construed the following claim terms of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,499,903 and 7,366,709 directed at technology for locating an expert using a computer-based inquiry:

“underlying plurality of criteria groupings” and “underlying criteria grouping(s)”
“skill-set database”
“expert having individualized knowledge”
“unique numerical routing identifier,” “unique numeric routing identifier,” and
“numeric routing identifier”
“match and route system”
“layer(s) of inquiry type(s)”
“inquiry type(s)”
“receiving from the user a response to the presentation of a first member of the
underlying criteria grouping”
“the response triggering the presentation of further members of the underlying
criteria grouping”
“upon a user’s request for assistance with at least one of the predetermined
semantically-expressed inquiry type”
“upon the receipt of a user request for assistance with at least one of the
predetermined semantically-expressed inquiry type”
“the host server communicably connected with an inquiry-type database and a skillset
database”
“subject list style”
“member of an organization”/”member of the organization”
“inquiry type(s)”
“inquiry criteria”
“underlying criteria”
“values”
“interactive problem definition page”
“inquiry criteria values”
“plurality of monitors”
“the processor being configured to extract unique combinations from the database
and evaluate the combinations”


XpertUniverse, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc., C.A. No. 09-157-RGA (D. Del. Apr. 20, 2012)

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