Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
JEFFREY A. LAMKEN , MoloLamken LLP, Washington, DC, argued for plaintiff-appellant. Also represented by MICHAEL GREGORY PATTILLO, JR. ; JOHN FRANCIS PETRSORIC , MARK STEWART RASKIN , ROBERT ALAN WHITMAN , Mishcon de Reya New York LLP, New York, NY; JOHN M. WHEALAN , Chevy Chase, MD.
SONAL NARESH MEHTA , Durie Tangri LLP, San Francisco, CA, representing defendants-appellees Electronic Arts Inc., Capcom USA, Inc., Activision Publishing, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., argued for all defendants-appellees.
EDWARD R. REINES , Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Redwood Shores, CA, for defendants-appellees Bandai Namco Games America Inc., Sega of America, Inc., Disney Interactive Studios, Inc., Neversoft Entertainment, Inc., Treyarch Corporation, Atlus U.S.A., Inc., Infinity Ward, Inc., LucasArts, a Division of LucasFilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a Division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
BASIL TRENT WEBB , Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Kansas City, MO, for defendants-appellees Naughty Dog, Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Sucker Punch Productions, LLC. Also represented by JOHN D. GARRETSON , BETH A. LARIGAN.
WENDY J. RAY , Morrison & Foerster LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for defendants-appellees Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., Square Enix, Inc. Also represented by BENJAMIN J. FOX.
ANDREW DAVID TSU , Spach Capaldi & Waggaman LLP, Newport Beach, CA, for defendant-appellee Obsidian Entertainment, Inc. Also represented by THOMAS WALLING.
JAN PATRICK WEIR , Michelman & Robinson, LLP, Irvine, CA, for defendant-appellee Valve Corporation. Also represented by JOSEPH JAMES MELLEMA ; THEODORE J. ANGELIS , DAVID T. MCDONALD , K & L Gates LLP, Seattle, WA.
KEVIN W. KIRSCH , Baker & Hostetler LLP, Cincinnati, OH, for defendants-appellees Codemasters, Inc., Codemasters USA Group, Inc., Codemasters Software Inc., The Codemasters Software Company Limited. Also represented by JARED A. BRANDYBERRY ; BARRY EASTBURN BRETSCHNEIDER , Washington, DC.
CHARLES DUAN , Public Knowledge, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation. Also represented by VERA RANIERI , Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
ANDREW JOHN PINCUS , Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae BSA I The Software Alliance. Also represented by PAUL WHITFIELD HUGHES.
Before Reyna, Taranto, and Stoll, Circuit Judges.
Reyna, Circuit Judge.
This appeal is from a grant of judgment on the pleadings under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(c) that the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,307,576 ("the '576 patent") and 6,611,278 ("the '278 patent") are invalid. The United States District Court for the Central District of California found that the asserted claims are directed to...
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