Amazon Beats Patent Claims After Alsup ‘Misstated’ Its Motion

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Law360 (September 23, 2022, 8:17 PM EDT) -- A week after trimming the direct infringement claims a software patent licensing company leveled against Amazon, a California federal judge clarified that he is granting summary judgment in favor of Amazon, noting his own error and vacating a trial scheduled to begin next month.

After reading short briefs from the parties on the subject of “equivalent” infringement, U.S. District Judge William Alsup opted on Thursday to hand Inc. a complete win in the suit from a Dutch company called MasterObjects Inc., stating that he’d incorrectly framed Amazon’s motion for summary judgment.

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