TMCnet reported today, September 27, 2007, the following:
As planned, the TPL Group today announced it has filed an appeal to reverse the June 18, 2007 Markman ruling regarding the "instruction groups" claim construction for US Patent 5,784,584 (US '584) in the Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio. The appeal closely follows the stipulation proposed by TPL for a judgment of non-infringement of US '584. TPL urged entry of the judgment in order to simplify and streamline the MMP Portfolio infringement trial in the US District Court in the Eastern District of Texas scheduled to take place in January 2008, and to enable an immediate appeal of the narrowly adverse Markman ruling regarding the single US '584 claim construction.
As a result of the stipulation requested by TPL, the Texas Court infringement trial will focus on only two US patents in the MMP Portfolio, the 5,809,336 and the 6,598,148. TPL asserts that the June 18th Markman ruling broadly confirmed the strength of MMP claims including the very significant affirmation of US 5,809,336 as applied to both modern PLL-based and non PLL-based systems.
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