Bloomberg Law
Nov. 8, 2018, 4:54 PMUpdated: Nov. 8, 2018, 8:20 PM

Samsung Fails to Invalidate 3-D Pointing Device Patents (1)

Alexis Kramer
Alexis Kramer

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 ...

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