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Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge: Claim Construction Opinion

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Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge recently issued a Markman opinion in the matter Cordance Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc., C.A. No. 06-491-MPT, Memo. Order (D. Del. Dec. 5, 2008). The construed claims include:

(1) “metadata”
(2) “providing customer data storing information for a customer;” “providing information provider data storing information for an information provider”
(3) “metadata associating said customer data with said transaction”; “metadata associating said information with said transaction”
(4) “processing said metadata associating said customer data so as to complete the purchase transaction”
(5) “information provider”
(6) “information consumer”
(7) “control structure”
(8) “processing of said control structure”
(9) “feedback information”
(10) “processing said metadata to execute instructions external to said control structure”
(11) “storage menas for storing”
(12) “association means for creating metadata associating portions of said information and defining a control structure for processing at least at said consumer memory to associate with said metadata processes for controlling the communication of said information, said metadata including data exchange metadata associating a process for controlling the transfer of feedback information, said feedback information including at least a portion of said consumer information, to said provider”
(13) “transfer means for transferring said information, including said metadata defining said control structure from said provider memory to said consumer memory”
(14) “feedback transfer means for transferring said feedback information from said consumer memory to said provider memory”
(15) “processing means for executing instructions external to said control structure to perform said processes to control communication of said information”
(16) “directly modify the user’s own respective personal data record within the database”
(17) “virtual personal address book”
(18) “directly view the data records.”

Cordance Corp. v. Amazon.com, Inc., C.A. No. 06-491-MPT, Memo. Order (D. Del. Dec. 5, 2008)

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