MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v. Apple Inc., C.A. No. 10-258 - SLR, April 11, 2016.
Robinson, J. Defendant’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of one patent-in-suit is denied.
The disputed patent relates to communication terminal equipment and call incoming control method. The parties dispute whether there is sufficient structure to describe an alert sound generator, or whether the term is indefinite. The court finds that one skilled in the art would recognize the structure in the specification and associate it with the corresponding functions of the claim. The term is not indefinite. With respect to non-infringement, the court, viewing the facts in the light most favorable to the plaintiff, finds there is an insufficient record and denies defendant’s motion for summary judgment of non-infringement.