Judge R. Gary Klausner of the Central District of California issued an order granting summary judgment of no infringement in favor of Finnegan client FedEx in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) patent case involving the interactive voice communications patent portfolio of Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing L.P. The patent portfolio involves more than 50 patents, including thousands of claims. At one point there were more than 50 defendants in the MDL, making this MDL one of the largest patent cases in history. Earlier in the MDL, Judge Klausner issued orders invalidating other claims Katz asserted against FedEx, making FedEx one of the first to have “all of the claims in this case ... resolved against Katz.”

Ronald A Katz Technology Licensing LP v. FedEx Corp., 2:07-ml-01816, C.D. Cal., Klausner, Mumm