MobileMedia Ideas v. HTC, 2:10cv112 (2/12/13)
Judge: Rodney Gilstrap
Holding: Motion for Summary Judgment of Invalidity for Indefiniteness GRANTED
Okay, now I get why Judge Gilstrap told the parties at the Markman hearing in the Geotag litigation on Tuesday that he understood the legal standards for indefiniteness when the issue was raised - later than same day he issued this order granting a motion for summary judgment of invalidity based on indefiniteness.
In this case Judge Gilstrap issued first a provisional, and then a final Markman opinion agreeing with defendant HTC that claim 49 of the '170 patent was invalid as indefinite. In this order he noted that he had reviewed the summary judgment briefing on the point and did not find any reason to depart from his prior finding, which was set forth in his full Markman opinion.