Patent Law Keyed to Adelman
Computer Docking Station Corp. v. Dell, Inc.
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Plaintiff submitted a patent application for a "portable computer microprocessing system" or "portable computer" that had keyboard and display options that could be joined to it. Initially the examiner rejected the claims as anticipated and obvious because of the '128 patent to Herron disclosing a laptop computer and docking component. Plaintiff repeatedly disclaimed computers with built-in keyboards or displays while appealing the rejection and amending its claims. Plaintiff then received the assigned '645 patent and filed suit against Dell, Inc. (Defendant) and other computer manufacturers claiming infringement, arguing that Defendant's laptops and docking stations infringed upon the '645 patent. Defendant moved for summary judgment which was granted by the district court. Plaintiff appealed.
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