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Magna Electronics, Inc. v. Valeo, Inc.

United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division

May 22, 2017

MAGNA ELECTRONICS, INC., Plaintiff,
v.
VALEO, INC.; VALEO S.A.; VALEO GMBH; CONNAUGHT ELECTRONICS, LTD.; VALEO SCHALTER UND SENSOREN GMBH; VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC., Defendants.

          DECISION ON CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

          AVERN COHN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

         TABLE OF CONTENTS

         I. Introduction 1

         II. Background 1

         A. General 1

         B. The Markman Papers 2

         III. The Law 3

         IV. Discussion 6

         A. The '565 Patent/Claim 45 and Claim 46 6

         1. General 6

         2. The Words and Phrases at Issue in the *565 Patent 6

         a. Terms Chart 6

         b. Term 2b and Term 3b7

         c. Term 9 and Term 10a7

         d. Term 12b7

         B. The '175 Patent/Claim 1 and Claim 16 8

         1. General 8

         2. The Words and Phrases at Issue in the '175 Patent 9

         a. Terms Chart 9

         b. Term 5a 10

         c. Term 5a (subpart) 10

         d. Term 6 and Term 7 11

         e. Term 7b and Term 8b 11

         V. Conclusion 11

         INDEX OF EXHIBITS

         Exhibit A Paradigm Claim 45 of the '565 Patent

         Exhibit B Paradigm Claim 46 of the '565 Patent

         Exhibit C Paradigm Claim 1 of the '175 Patent

         Exhibit D Paradigm Claim 16 of the '175 Patent

         Exhibit E Claim Construction Chart for Claim 45 of the '565 Patent

         Exhibit F Claim Construction Chart for Claim 46 of the '565 Patent

         Exhibit G Claim Construction Chart for Claim 1 of the '175 Patent

         Exhibit H Claim Construction Chart for Claim 16 of the *175 Patent

         Exhibit I File History Excerpt

         I. Introduction

         This is a patent case. The patents-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 7, 859, 565 B2, Vision System For A Vehicle Including Image Processor, issued December 28, 2010 (the '565 Patent) and U.S. Patent No. 7, 877, 175 B2, Object Detection System For Vehicle, [1]issued January 25, 2011 (the '175 Patent), are owned by plaintiff, Magna Electronics, Inc. (Magna). Magna charges defendants, Valeo, Inc., et al., with infringement of the '565 and '175 Patents. The paradigm claims which contain ambiguous words and ...


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