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Schindler Elevator Corp. v. Otis Elevator Co. , No. 09-1146

By FindLaw Staff on January 15, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

In a patent infringement suit involving a patent directed to an elevator system that recognizes a user when the individual enters an entry location of a building then dispatches an elevator to bring the user to a destination floor based on user-specific data, district court's entry of summary judgment in favor of defendant of noninfringement of the '094 patent is vacated and remanded as, the district court erred in construing the terms " information transmitter" and "recognition device" to exclude any "personal action" by an elevator user other than "walking into the monitored area."  

Read Schindler Elevator Corp. v. Otis Elevator Co. , No. 09-1146

Appellate Information

Appealed from: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Decided January 15, 2010


Before:  Linn, Dyk, and Friedman, Circuit Judges

Opinion by  Linn,  Circuit Judge


For Appellant:  Joseph R. Re, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

For Appellee:  Mark L. Levine, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

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