Judge Andrews recently ruled on claim construction disputes related to U.S. Patent No. 5,991,885 in litigation between Chalumeau Power Systems and Alcatel-Lucent. The patent-in-suit relates to networking and, more specifically, detecting and providing power to a remote terminal on a network. Judge Andrews construed the following claim terms, picking and choosing constructions from both the plaintiff and defendant:
– “user interface connector”
– “network hub”
– “for identifying the operational protocol of a coupled device that indicates the type of device”
– “for identifying the presence of an adapter of a first type”
– “type of device”
– “operational protocol/operational protocol of a coupled device”
Chalumeau Power Sys. LLC v. Alcatel-Lucent, et al., C.A. No. 11-1175-RGA, Memo. Op. at 3-11 (D. Del. Oct. 30, 2013).