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Judge Andrews construes claim terms of patent for three cases

Judge Richard G. Andrews recently issued a claim construction Order relating to three cases that had been consolidated for Markman purposes. Power Management Solutions, LLC v. Intel Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 11-743-RGA; Power Management Solutions LLC v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., C.A. No. 12-426-RGA-CJB; Power Management Solutions, LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation, C.A. No. 12-427-RGA (D. Del. May 30, 2013). The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent No. 5,504,909, entitled “Power management apparatus collocated on the same integrated circuit as the functional unit that it manages.”
Judge Andrews construed the following disputed terms for all three cases:

-“internal” and “external”
-“internal functional circuit”
-“external functional circuit”
-“externally generated”
-“second externally generated electrical signal”
-“internal functional circuit function”
-“allowing submicrosecond recovery of internal functional circuit function upon the assertion of the second externally generated electrical signal”
Judge Andrews also construed the following terms specifically for Power Management Solutions, LLC v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., C.A. No. 12-426-RGA-CJB:

-“first electrical signals”
-“electrical power is controllably passed from an external power supply through the power gating means to the internal functional circuit”
-“one or more first electrical signals are controllably passed between an external functional circuit and the internal functional circuit via the switching means”

Power Management Solutions, LLC v. Intel Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 11-743-RGA; Power Management Solutio…

Power Management Solutions, LLC v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., C.A. No. 12-426-RGA-CJB (D. Del. May 30, 2…

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