Legal definition of patent

FM v. Google: Means-plus-Function Indefiniteness and O2 Micro Challenges  February 14, 2013 – 10:06 pm
Definition of Patent Law

By Jason Rantanen

Function Media, L.L.C. v. Google Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Download FM v Google
Panel: Rader, Newman, Reyna (author)

Function Media sued Google for infringement of three related patents: 6, 446, 045; 7, 240, 025; and 7, 249, 059.  The patents involve a system for facilitating advertising on multiple advertising outlets (such as different websites) with different formatting requirements.  The district court granted summary judgment that the sole independent claim of the '045 patent was indefinite and a jury subsequently found that the asserted claims of the '025 and '059 patents invalid and not infringed.  The district court granted JMOL of validity of four claims but the noninfringement verdict stood.  FM appealed several issues including the indefiniteness ruling and raised a challenge based on O2 Micro. 

Indefiniteness: Claim 1 of the '045 patent reads as follows:

1. A method of using a network of computers to contract for, facilitate and control the creating and publishing of presentations, by a seller, to a plurality of media venues owned or controlled by other than the seller, comprising:
    a) providing a media database having a list of available

Source: Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

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