United States District Court, D. Oregon
OPINION AND ORDER
M. COFFIN UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
a patent action in which this court has full consent.
Presently before the court is the construction of the claims.
There have been no filings of motions for summary judgment at
this point in the litigation.
and counter defendant ADASA Inc.'s (plaintiff Adasa) and
defendant and counter claimant Avery Dennison Corporation
(Defendant Avery) seek construction of the terms of plaintiff
Adasa's '967 patent
967 Patent is related to merchandise tracking. As alleged by
plaintiff Adasa, in merchandising tracking applications, the
memory bank of an RFID tag is encoded with an Electronic Product
Code. The Electronic Product Code is an identifier for an
item in the supply chain to uniquely identify that particular
item. This identifier is serialized to be unique for
avoidance of duplicate numbers among items in the supply
alleges that "[t]he '967 Patent generally speaking,
relates in part, to systems for encoded and commissioned
wireless radio frequency identification ('RFID')
devices." Paragraph 7 of Complaint.
parties are familiar with the complex underlying technology
in this field and it is addressed as needed below.A Claim
Construction Hearing was held after extensive briefing on the
applicable Claim Terms as presented by the parties and this
court's constructions thereof follow.
TERMS WITH AGREED UPON CONSTRUCTIONS
object class information space
parties agree such phrase should be construed as "data
field within the memory of the RFID integrated circuit chip
for information identifying the class of an object, such as a
company prefix, item reference code, partition value, and/or
unique serial number space
parties agree such phrase should be construed as" data
field within the memory of the RFID integrated circuit for