By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Technology Innovations, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., Civil Action No. 11-690-SLR (D.Del., March 31, 2014), the Court granted defendant Amazon’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity of U.S. Patent No. 7,429,965 (“the ‘965 patent”). The Court also found that plaintiff’s assertion of U.S. Patent No. 5,517,407 (“the ‘407 patent”) against defendant Amazon’s Kindle product warranted sanctions because the claims and specification made it clear that the invention refers only to printed materials and not an electronic book. Id. at 11-24. Accordingly, the Court found that plaintiff’s assertion of infringement of the ‘407 patent by the Kindle was not “objectively reasonable under the circumstances.” Id. at 24.
A copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.