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Judge Thynge construes claims related to a system for marketing services through prepaid tickets

Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge recently issued a report and recommendation setting forth the court’s recommendations for constructions of the disputed claim terms of U.S. Patent No. 7,337,949 entitled System for Marketing Leisure Activity Services Through Prepaid Tickets. Quantum Loyalty Systems, Inc. v. TPG Rewards, Inc., C.A. No. 09-022-RGA-MPT (D. Del. Sept. 11, 2012). The following terms were construed:

“payment mode”
“ticket”
“service”
“service specific payment mode”
“service specific ticket”
“substantially unique identifier”
“initial value”
“representing an initial value to be remitted”
“configured to be valid for incremental quantity of services”
“at any one of a plurality of service providers”
“enabling”
“redeemable”
“payment mode is redeemable at a variable rate”
“enabling a variable rate redemption of the payment mode”
“for a redemption in exchange for a unit use of a desired service”
“at the selected service proivder, debiting a price set by the selected service provider”
“effecting payment/effecting payment at the price debited”
“as opposed to a cash sum”
“absorbing any difference in prices”
“adjusting price of the payment mode”
“verifying an expiration date”


Quantum Loyalty Systems, Inc. v. TPG Rewards, Inc., C.A. No. 09-022-RGA-MPT (D. Del. Sept. 11, 2012)

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