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Judge Andrews construes key disputed claims relating to automatic email control.

Judge Richard G. Andrews recently construed claims across 3 asserted patents relating to a system and method for granting deposit-contingent email rights. Buyerleverage Email Solutions, LLC v. SBC Internet Servs, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 11-645-RGA (D. Del. Oct. 22, 2013). Although 14 claims remained disputed, the following claims “appear[ed] . . . most important,” and were therefore construed:

• “something of value”
• “benefit arising from the something of value”
• “something of value that has been put at risk of forfeiture”
• “(something of value) associated with the email”
• “(sending …) depending at least in part on whether or not (the system has received …)”
With respect to the disputed terms the Court did not construe, it requested “that the parties meet and confer to see whether and to what extent the remaining disputed terms can be agreed upon.”

Buyerleverage Email Solutions, LLC v. SBC Internet Servs, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 11-645-RGA (D. Del. Oct. 2…

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