By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Pi-Net International Inc. v. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Civil Action No. 12-282 SLR (D.Del., May 14, 2014), the Court, among other things, granted defendant JP Morgan’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity of the patents-in-suit, U.S. Patent Nos. 5,987,500 (“the ‘500 patent”), 8,037,158 (“the ‘158 patent”), and 8,108,492 (“the ‘492 patent”), after finding several of the asserted claims invalid for indefiniteness.  For example, with respect to the ‘492 patent, the Court found the limitations “value-added network (‘VAN’) switch,” “switching,” “service network,” and “computer system executing the back-end transactional application for processing the transaction request in real-time” were indefinite.  Id. at 11.  Thus, the Court concluded that independent claims 1 and 10 of the ‘492 patent, which each contained those limitations, were invalid for indefiniteness.  Id.  The Court made similar findings with respect to the ‘500 patent and the ‘158 patent.  See id. at 12-24.

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