Hvac Technology LLC v. Southland Industries

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-02934

CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER. Signed by Judge Paul S. Grewal on April 8, 2016. (psglc1S, COURT STAFF)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 HVAC TECHNOLOGY LLC, Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG 8 Plaintiff, CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER 9 v. 10 SOUTHLAND INDUSTRIES, 11 Defendant. 12 Northern District of California United States District Court 13 Plaintiff HVAC Technology LLC claims that Defendant Southland Industries infringes 14 U.S. Patents Nos. 7,444,731 and 7,478,761. Consistent with Pat. L.R. 4-3(c), the parties seek 15 construction of terms and phrases in claims in the patents-in-suit.1 The parties appeared for a 16 claim construction hearing earlier today.2 To avoid unnecessary delay, the court issues its 17 constructions without its full reasoning and analysis: 18 19 PATENT NOS. CLAIM TERM/PHRASE CONSTRUCTION '731 "bracket" "a structure having a body, an arm coupled to the body, a 20 support guide located within the arm and configured to provide support to a pipe, a base coupled to the body and configured to 21 attach to a platform, the base further configured to provide support to the body" 22 '761 "protection bracket" plain and ordinary meaning '731, '761 "mounting (in/to) / mounted plain and ordinary meaning 23 (in/to/on)" 24 25 1 26 See Docket No. 27. 2 27 See Docket No. 37. 28 1 Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER 1 PATENT NOS. CLAIM TERM/PHRASE CONSTRUCTION '731 "loading. . . to" "physically attaching. . . to, setting. . . in or on, or engaging. . . 2 to or with" '761 "ventilation flow control unit" plain and ordinary meaning 3 '731 "HVAC pipe assembly" plain and ordinary meaning '761 "preassembled / preassembling" plain and ordinary meaning 4 '731 "positioning / positioning. . . plain and ordinary meaning proximate to" 5 '731 "transporting surface" plain and ordinary meaning '761 "riser" plain and ordinary meaning 6 7 The parties should rest assured that the court arrived at these constructions with a full 8 appreciation of not only the relevant intrinsic evidence, but also the Federal Circuit's teaching in 9 Phillips v. AWH Corp.3 and its progeny. So that the parties may pursue whatever recourse they 10 believe is necessary, a complete opinion will issue before entry of any judgment. 11 SO ORDERED. 12 Dated: April 8, 2016 Northern District of California United States District Court _________________________________ 13 PAUL S. GREWAL United States Magistrate Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 3 27 415 F.3d 1303, 1312-15 (Fed. Cir. 2005). 28 2 Case No. 5:15-cv-02934-PSG CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER