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July 30, 2016

Symbol Generator

Advanced Group Information sued startup Life460 for its mobile phone app that lets people set up ad hoc familial networks. The asserted patents, 7,031,728 and 7,672,681, were found indefinite under §102 ¶ 2 because there was no disclosed support for a "symbol generator" claim element, which is quite simple software. (CAFC 2015-1732). Another instance of careless prosecution and patent assertion.

Posted by Patent Hawk at July 30, 2016 3:30 PM | § 112