In January, we noticed an interesting new procedure from Judge Norieka where, rather than address the pending motions on eleven grounds in detail, she ordered the parties to file a joint letter ranking their summary judgment motions and identifying any disputes over claim scope.
When the parties identified some "dispositive" claim construction disputes in the letter, the Court ordered briefing on those disputes.
Now, the Court has held its Markman hearing (less than a month after close of briefing), and issued an oral ruling on the new constructions at the hearing. It found for the defendants on all disputes.
The parties then filed a letter, where the plaintiff admitted that, if the Court sticks with …