Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Order issued in UTexas(Goodenough) v. Valence case on lithium batteries

An IPBiz reader kindly sent in a copy of a 13 Feb 09 order [filed on March 3, 2009] by Judge Sam Sparks in WD Texas in the
lithium ion battery case involving the University of Texas and Professor John Goodenough. The patentee-plaintiffs survived a summary judgment motion, and the next items on the agenda are a TUTORIAL on April 7,2009
at 9:00 a.m. and SET for a MARKMAN HEARING on May 4 and 5, 2009, starting at 9:00
a.m. on May 4, 2009.

Hope Judge Sparks likes crystal structures!

On universities as patentee-plaintiffs, see also
http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/2009/03/convenience-of-not-remembering-history.html

**Separately, will large lithium ion batteries fly in the marketplace? see -->

Study Finds That Cars With Large Lithium-Ion Batteries Don't Provide the Best Value

**In passing, there was a flurry on 7 April, the day of the tutorial. yahoo finance


***Also on 7 April, from a press release:

Valence Technology, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and supplier of lithium iron magnesium phosphate energy storage solutions, today [April 7]congratulated General Motors and long-time customer Segway on their new personal urban mobility and accessibility vehicle (PUMA) prototype revealed in New York this morning.

***UPDATE. Comment to 271Blog on 2 Sept 09-->

As to "deferring clarity," a typical Markman hearing on claim construction consumes more time than a patent examiner spends on an entire patent examination. Is this proposal cost-effective at the margins? Further, litigation opponents in a Markman hearing quickly identify problematic claim elements, but an examiner would have no context.

3 Comments:

Blogger William said...

I would be interested in discussing the UT vs Valence with you if you're interested.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Lawrence B. Ebert said...

IPBiz is interested in any discussion of the Goodenough, UT v Valence case.

William left no way to contact William.

9:55 AM  
Blogger William said...

Here you go...

editor[at]evworld[dot]com

10:41 AM  

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