Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. lost a bid to invalidate patents related to a 3-D pointing device, despite claiming that they described mathematical formulas.
The decision highlights the extent to which algorithms play a role in determining whether patented technologies are eligible for protection.
CyWee Group, a Taiwanese tech company, alleged that Samsung infringed U.S. Patents No. 8,441,438 and 8,552,978, which describe movement and rotation methods for 3-D pointing devices.
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Nov. 7 that CyWee’s patents describe new techniques that rely on algorithms. The elements of the patents involve more than ...