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Judge Stark construes terms of patents relating to automatic insertion of hypertext links in text articles

Judge Leonard P. Stark recently construed the non-means-plus-function claim terms of U.S Patent Nos. 6,092,074 and 6,581,065; and resolved the parties’ scheduling dispute regarding briefing of of the means-plus-function claim terms. General Electric Co. v. Kontera Technologies, et al., C.A. No. 12-525-LPS, C.A. No. 12-526-LPS (D. Del. Sept. 3, 2013). Judge Stark construed the terms:

“Class Codes”
“Major Class Codes”
“Preferred Major Class Codes”
“Hit Count Data”
“Intermittent Maintenance Mode”
“Wherein the character strings have no associated hypertext link(s)”
Judge Stark found that the following terms did not require construction:

“Primary Computer”
“Central Computer”
“Associated with a/said Primary Computer”
“Associated with a/said Central Computer”
“Associated with At Least One of Said Destination Addresses” (also determining that the term was not indefinite)
“Which Are Associated With Said Plurality of Linkable Character Strings/Matching Linkable Character String Has a Plurality of Class Codes Associated Therewith” (also determining that the term was not indefinite)
“Determining A Matching Linkable Character String For Said First Character String, If Present, In Said Annotation Database”
“Querying Said Destination Database To Obtain The Plurality Of Destination Addresses Corresponding To The Associated[] Class Codes”
“Providing … Anchor Code(s) Which Relate(s) Said Matching Linkable Character String To Said … Corresponding Destination Addresses To Provide A … Hypertext Link(s) For Said First Character String”
“Said Destination Database Comprises A Plurality Of Destination Addresses Corresponding To Said Plurality Of Class Codes Of The Matching Linkable Character String”
“Writing A Plurality Of Character Strings Into A Primary Computer File”
“Qualifying The Matching Linkable Character String … (Class Codes)”
Judge Stark also ordered supplemental briefing to address the proposed constructions of the disputed means-plus-function claim terms and scheduled a second Markman hearing to address those claim terms.

General Electric Co. v. Kontera Technologies, et al., C.A. No. 12-525-LPS, C.A. No. 12-526-LPS (D. Del. Sep…

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