Federal Circuit Reverses Holding of Infringement Based on Faulty Claim Construction
On January 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, rejecting the district court’s claim construction and holding that Hong Kong uCloudlink Network (uCloudlink) was entitled to summary judgment of non-infringement (SIMO Holdings Inc. v. Hong Kong uCloudlink Network).
SIMO Holdings Inc. (SIMO) sued uCloudlink for infringement of claim 8 of U.S. Patent No. 9,736,689, which was directed to “apparatuses and methods that allow individuals to reduce roaming charges on cellular networks when traveling outside their home territory.” SIMO alleged that the sales and other actions involving four of uCloudlink’s products constituted infringement of claim 8. The parties cross-moved for summary judgment on infringement and the district courted granted summary judgment of infringement in favor if SIMO and denied uCloudlink summary judgment of non-infringement.
Source: IP Watchdog