Summary judgment and claim construction opinion issues regarding information processing and telecommunication technology

Mobilemedia Ideas LLC v. Apple Inc., C. A. No. 10-258-SLR, November 8, 2012.

Robinson, J.  Defendant’s motion to strike newly proposed claim constructions is denied as moot.  Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on waiver, laches and/or estoppel is granted.  Defendant’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity is granted on all asserted claims in two patents.  Defendant’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement is granted in part and denied in part.  Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment of no invalidity is granted in part and denied in part.  Defendant’s motion to strike portions of the untimely supplemental expert report and declarations is denied.  Plaintiff’s motion to strike portions of a declaration is denied.

The disputed technology at issue involves 10 of the original 16 patents-in-suit relating to information processing, computing, mobile phones, and media player devices.  The court construes: “processing items available to the user,” “incoming call,” “display means for displaying processing items available to the user relative to a call,” “a list [listing] of said processing items,” “rejection message,” “the wireless system is to immediately release the incoming call on the communication channel between the mobile phone and the remote transceiver,” “actuator,” “stop the sound,” “to change the volume of the generated alert sound,” “means for specifying a predetermined operation by the user,” “camera unit,” “means for processing image information from an image received by said camera,” “means for storing at least a portion of the processed image information in said at least one memory unit of said camera unit for later recall,” “means for processing and for storing at least a portion of the image information obtained by the camera unit for later recall and processing,” “means for transmitting image information processed by said processing unit to another location using a radio frequency channel,” “one of said changeable keys is changeable to another function when said operator receives information from one person while said operator is communicating with another person,” “display mode selecting means,” “detecting means,” “detecting positional information,” “position input data supplied by a user,” “information from a reference base station,” “inputting means for inputting a desired route search condition from among a number of predetermined route search conditions,” “camera unit,” “means for processing image information from an image received by said camera,” “means for storing at least a portion of the processed image information in said at least one memory unit of said camera unit for later recall,” “means for processing and for storing at least a portion of the image information obtained by the camera unit for later recall and processing,” “means for transmitting image information processed by said processing unit to another location using a radio frequency channel,” “one of said changeable keys is changeable to another function when said operator receives information from one person while said operator is communicating with another person,” “display mode selecting means,” “detecting means . . . ,” “detecting positional information,” “position input data supplied by a user,” “information from a reference base station,” “inputting means for inputting a desired route search condition from among a number of predetermined route search conditions,” “adaptive bit allocation decoding means,” “block floating means,” and “playlist file.”

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