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Judge Andrews issues claim construction opinion

In Interdigital Communications, Inc. et al. v. ZTE Corp., et al., C.A. No. 13-009-RGA and Interdigital Communications, Inc. et al. v. Nokia Corp., et al., C.A. No. 13-010-RGA (D. Del. Apr. 22, 2014), Judge Richard G. Andrews recently construed disputed terms found in U.S. Patent Nos. 7,190,966; 7,286,847; 7,941,151; and 8,380,244:

“code”
“generated using [a same/a portion of a/a remainder of the] code”
“successively transmits signals; successively transmitted signals”
“radio resources”
“[a/the] same physical downlink control channel”
“utilizing the radio resources for the uplink shared channel or the downlink shared
Channel.” This term appeared in claim 1 and 16 of the ‘151 patent. The Court held that claim 16 was invalid as indefinite: “the Plaintiffs ask the Court to rewrite a method step in an apparatus claim to preserve its validity. The Court finds that this correction is subject to reasonable debate and therefore will not redraft the claim.” Id. 8. The Court did construe this term as used in claim 1 of the same patent. Id. at 7-8.

“channel assignment information”
“configured to communicate with an IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network”
“maintain a communication session with the cellular wireless network in an absence of
the plurality of assigned physical channels”
“assigned physical channels,” “release, ” “allocate,” and “deallocate”

Interdigital Communications, Inc. et al. v. ZTE Corp., et al., C.A. No. 13-009-RGA and Interdigital Communi…

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