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Abstract WiTricity Patent Cut From Wireless Changing Patent Suit

Sept. 28, 2021, 7:58 PM

A WiTricity Corp. patent related to wireless charging systems for electric vehicles covers an abstract idea that isn’t entitled to legal protection, a Delaware federal judge ruled.

Momentum Dynamics Corp. challenged the validity of the U.S. Patent No. 8,710,701 as part of an infringement lawsuit WiTricity filed in December. The patent relates to antennas for wireless power transfer.

Judge Mitchell Goldberg in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware said in a Sept. 27 opinion the patent simply recites “an abstract goal for optimizing wireless power transmissions.” That is a goal of all wireless charging devices, he said. ...