On March 30, 2015, a Kansas federal judge granted summary judgment of invalidity in favor of Innovation Associates, Inc. (“Defendant”) with respect to ScriptPro LLC’s (“Plaintiff”) asserted patent. The Plaintiff’s asserted patent, namely, U.S. Patent No. 6,910,601 (“the ‘601 Patent”), relates to a robotic prescription pill dispensing system. The Plaintiff had asserted that Defendant’s ROBOTx robot infringes claims 1, 2, 4, and 8 of the ‘601 Patent. The court had previously held, in June of 2012, that the relevant claims lacked written description support. The Federal Circuit, however, reversed this decision in August of 2014, and remanded the case back to the district court. However, the district court judge again determined that the broad claim language of the ‘601 Patent lacked written description, and granted the Defendant’s motion for summary judgment of invalidity. The case remains pending and is captioned 2:06-cv-02468.
By: Jacqueline A. DiRamio