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Spring Ventures Ltd. v. Google LLC

United States District Court, D. Delaware

October 23, 2017

SPRING VENTURES, LTD., Plaintiff,
v.
GOOGLE LLC, Defendant.

          ORDER CONSTRUING THE TERMS OF U.S. PATENT NO. 8, 661, 094 [1]

         After considering the submissions of the parties and hearing oral argument on the matter, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that, as used in the asserted claims of U.S. Patent No. 8, 661, 094 ("the '094 patent"):

         1. The term "translator input window" in the '094 patent is construed to mean "an input window that is separate from the browser window."[2]

         2. The term "browser window" is construed to be the plain and ordinary meaning of the term.[3]

         3. The term "overlaid on a portion of the browser window" is construed to be the plain meaning of the term.[4]

         4. The term "translator entity" is construed to mean "an entity that performs the functions for the 'translator entity' as set forth in the respective claims."[5]

         5. The term "URL address for a webpage which is most likely to be a desired webpage associated with the input text string information received rom the user" is construed to mean "URL address associated with the input non-URL text string information, the URL address being for a webpage most likely to be desired webpage."[6]

         6. The term "statistical data of web pages in web search results for said information" is construed to be the plain meaning of the term.[7]

         7. The term "an input of a non-URL text string/the input text string information" is construed to mean "the text [that is not a URL-address text string] typed in by the user."[8]

         8. The term "without any additional user intervention beyond the entry of said input text string information" is construed to mean "without requiring the user to take an additional intervening action beyond what would have been required to enter the text string which has been input by the user." [9]

         9. The term "domain name server" will not be construed by the court at this time."[10]

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Notes:

[1]All docket citations refer to Civil Action NO. 16-470-GMS. The abbreviation "Tr." refers to the transcript from the Markman Hearing on October 11, 2017, D.I. 91.

[2] The parties' dispute centers on: (1) whether the translator input window is separate from the browser window; and (2) whether the term "window" should be defined for the jury. Markman Hr'g Tr. 32:15-18. The court finds that the disputed term should be construed as "an input window that is separate from the browser window" because that construction comports with both the description of the ...


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