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Judge Burke issues claim construction report and recommendation

In Pragmatus AV, LLC v. Yahoo! Inc., C.A. No. 11-902-LPS-CJB (D. Del. May 15, 2014), Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke issued a Report and Recommendation relating to the construction of sixteen disputed terms across five patents: U.S. Patent Nos. 5,689,641; 6,237,025; 6,351,762; 5,854,893; 7,185,054; and 5,896,500. The patents in suit “relate to the field of distributed multimedia collaboration. Specifically, the Asserted Patents disclose systems and methods for utilizing hardware, software and communications technologies ‘to produce a multimedia collaboration system that greatly facilitates distributed collaboration, in part by replicating the benefits of face-to-face collaboration.’” Id. at 2.

Judge Burke construed the following terms:

“a first and second set of potential participants”
“active states” / “active teleconference”
“addresses of video display devices”
“call handle”
“conducting”
“controlling communications connections”
“displayed in two sets”
“initiate” /“initiating”
“managing a video conference”
“potential participants”
“quick dial list”
“selecting” /“selected”
“teleconference”
“on hold”/“hold state”
“tracking the audio and video capabilities associated with each workstation”
“video display device”

Pragmatus AV, LLC v. Yahoo! Inc., C.A. No. 11-902-LPS-CJB (D. Del. May 15, 2014)

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