Israeli Company “Yozmot 33 Ltd.” Sued HTC. for infringement of a mobile-related European (UK) patent.
HTC argued the patent is invalid due to lack of novelty, obviousness, insufficiency, added matter and unpatentable subject matter.
Hon. Justice Arnold held claims 1, 5 and 6 to be invalid for lack of novelty and obviousness. The allegations of insufficiency, added matter and unpatentable subject matter failed, so claim 7 was found valid.
The court further found that had claims 1, 5 and 6 been valid, they would have been infringed by HTC.
We found this case particularly interesting becuase of Yozmot’s expert background, who graduated from the best technological university in Israel – the Israel institute of technology, and works for Elbit, which was described in the ruling as large defence electronics manufacturer (in fact – the largest non-govermental defense company in Israel). We found him interesting becuase it is an opportunity to brag – both the Israel Institute of Technology and Elbit are Fisher Weiler Jones clients.
The ruling can be accessed here