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Photonic Imaging Solutions, Inc. v. Lenovo Group Ltd.

United States District Court, D. Delaware

September 11, 2019

PHOTONIC IMAGING SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff,
v.
LENOVO GROUP LTD., LENOVO UNITED STATES INC. and LENOVO HOLDING CO., INC., Defendants.

          MEMORANDUM ORDER

          THE HONORABLE MARYELLEN NOREIKA UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         At Wilmington this 11th day of September 2019:

         IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the claim terms of U.S. Patent Nos. 6, 563, 187 (“the '187 Patent”) and 6, 949, 388 (“the '388 Patent”) with agreed-upon constructions are construed as follows (see D.I. 48 at 8-9):

1. “dielectrically isolated well” means “a well electrically isolated by dielectric material” ('187 Patent, claim 1)
2. “dielectrically isolated region” means “a region electrically isolated by dielectric material” ('388 Patent, claims 1 & 37)
3. “insulating layers” means “dielectric material to isolate the wells from each other” ('187 Patent, claims 1 & 4)
4. “forming a first isolation region between . . . forming a second isolation region between . . . ” means “electrically isolating the first region from the second / the second region from the third” ('388 Patent, claims 31 & 36)[1]
5. “isolating” means “electrically isolating by dielectric material” ('388 Patent, claim 2)
6. “one or more insulting layers are layered on the pixel array, the logic circuit and the memory” means “the pixel array, the logic circuit and the memory are isolated from each other by one or more insulating layers” ('187 Patent, claim 11)
7. “first region . . . second region . . . third region” means “regions that are isolated from each other by one or more insulating layers” ('388 Patent, claim 19)

         Further, as announced at the hearing on August 30, 2019, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the disputed claim terms of the '187 and '388 Patents are construed as follows:

1. “logic circuit” / “logic circuit” means “a circuit or cell that operates in accordance with CMOS logic functions” ('187 Patent claims 1, 4, 9 & 11; '388 Patent claims 1, 19, 31, 33, 34, 36 & 37)
2. “isolation region” means “a region that isolates one thing from another” ('388 Patent, claims 31 & 36)

         The parties briefed the issues (see D.I. 48) and submitted a Joint Claim Construction Chart containing intrinsic evidence (see D.I. 41). Neither party provided a tutorial describing the relevant technology. The Court carefully reviewed all submissions in connection with the parties' contentions regarding the disputed claim ...


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