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Google LLC v. Lee

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

March 28, 2019, Decided

2017-2227, 2017-2272

Opinion

 [*993]  Prost, Chief Judge.

Google LLC ("Google") petitioned for inter partes review ("IPR") of claims 64, 77, and 79 of U.S. Patent No. 6,532,413 ("the '413 patent"). The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") held claims 64 and 77 unpatentable and upheld claim 79. Google appeals the Board's decision up-holding claim 79, and Ji-Soo Lee ("Lee") cross-appeals the Board's decision holding claims 64 and 77 unpatentable. Having considered the parties' arguments, we reverse as to Google's appeal and we affirm as to Lee's cross-appeal.

 [*994]  I

The '413 patent is purportedly assigned to Lee.1 The '413 patent relates to "a method and an apparatus for providing time-invariant geographical information such as traffic information, and more particularly to a method and apparatus for efficiently [**2]  transmitting image-based time-variant geographical information." '413 patent col. 1 ll. 8-12. Claim 64 of the '413 patent is representative of claim 77 and states:

64. Time-variant geographical information device capable of being coupled to a display panel, comprising:

a receiver for receiving a RII(route indication information) including a map identification and a plurality of graphic vectors, each of said graphic vectors for RII including an attribute designating statement, a shape designating statement and a position designating statement, said attribute designating statement being composed of an attribute designating command and at least one attribute value;

a memory for storing at least one BM(=basic map), said BM including an image data for representing time-invariant components in a region;

means for selecting a basic map in accordance with said map identification of the RII; and

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759 Fed. Appx. 992 *; 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 9190 **; 2019 U.S.P.Q.2D (BNA) 108526

GOOGLE LLC, Appellant v. JI-SOO LEE, Cross-Appellant

Notice: THIS DECISION WAS ISSUED AS UNPUBLISHED OR NONPRECEDENTIAL AND MAY NOT BE CITED AS PRECEDENT. PLEASE REFER TO THE RULES OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS FOR RULES GOVERNING CITATION TO UNPUBLISHED OR NONPRECEDENTIAL OPINIONS OR ORDERS.

Prior History:  [**1] Appeals from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board in No. IPR2016-00022.

Disposition: AFFIRMED-IN-PART, REVERSED-IN-PART.

CORE TERMS

map, display, selecting, identifier, time-variant, designating, graphic, substantial evidence, information-containing, unpatentable, teaches, Patent, argues, written decision, prior art, cross-appeal, disputed

Administrative Law, Judicial Review, Standards of Review, De Novo Standard of Review, Patent Law, US Patent & Trademark Office Proceedings, Appeals, Nonobviousness, Elements & Tests, Substantial Evidence, Claims & Specifications, Claims, Claim Language, Infringement Actions, Claim Interpretation, Remedies, Elements & Tests, Prior Art