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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in No. 09-CV-0029, Judge Reed O'Connor.
JONATHAN TAD SUDER, Friedman, Suder & Cooke, Fort Worth, TX, for plaintiff-appellee. Also represented by DAVID ARTHUR SKEELS; ROBERT GREENSPOON, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC, Chicago, IL; ANDREW JOHN DHUEY, Berkeley, CA.
STEVEN J. ROUTH, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, DC, for defendant-appellant. Also represented by STEN JENSEN, T. VANN PEARCE, JR., DIANA M. SZEGO; JOHN R. INGE, Tokyo, Japan.
LEONARD AGNETA, University of Maine School of Law, Portland, ME, for amicus curiae University of Maine School of Law, dba Maine Patent Program.
GEORGE C. SUMMERFIELD, JR., Stadheim & Grear, Ltd., Chicago, IL, for amici curiae Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Nutech Ventures, Inc., STC.UNM, Unemed Corporation, Telecommunications Research Laboratories, dba TR Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Tec Edmonton, The Public Patent Foundation. Also represented by ROLF STADHEIM.
MAXIM H. WALDBAUM, Eaton & Van Winkle LLP, New York, NY, for amicus curiae Federation Internationale Des Conseils En Propriete Industrielle. Also represented by ROBERT KATZ, Katz PLLC, Dallas, TX.
ANDY IVAN NIRANJAN COREA, St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC, Stamford, CT, for amicus curiae Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association. Also represented by STEPHEN PATRICK MCNAMARA, TODD M. OBERDICK.
WILLIAM LARRY RESPESS, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, San Diego, CA, for amicus curiae The San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.
JOSEPH R. RE, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, Irvine, CA, for amicus curiae Federal Circuit Bar Association. Also represented by SHEILA N. SWAROOP; JOSEPH M. REISMAN, San Deigo, CA; TERENCE PATRICK STEWART, Stewart & Stewart, Washington, DC.
JANET BETH LINN, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, White Plains, NY, for amicus curiae The Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
CHARLES W. SHIFLEY, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Chicago, IL, for amicus curiae Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
JOHN W. SHAW, Shaw Keller LLP, Wilmington, DE, for amicus curiae Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Also represented by KAREN E. KELLER.
CHARLES HIEKEN, Fish & Richardson, P.C., Boston, MA, for amicus curiae Paul R. Michel. Also represented by JOHN A. DRAGSETH, Minneapolis, MN.
CHIDAMBARAM SUBRAMANIAN IYER, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington, DC, for amicus curiae Sigram Schindler Beteiligungsgesellschaft MBH.
JENNIFER KUHN, Law Office of Jennifer Kuhn, Austin, TX, for amicus curiae Austin Intellectual Property Law Association. Also represented by ADEN M. ALLEN, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, PC, Austin, TX.
HARRY C. MARCUS, Locke Lord, LLP, New York, NY, for amicus curiae American Intellectual Property Law Association. Also represented by ROBERT K. GOETHALS; JOSEPH ANTHONY FARCO, Locke Lord, Bissell & Liddell, LLP, New York, NY; JEFFREY I.D. LEWIS, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, New York, NY.
LAUREL G. BELLOWS, Bellows and Bellows, P.C., Chicago, IL, for amicus curiae American Bar Association. Also represented by ROBERT FRANCIS ALTHERR, JR., PAUL MICHAEL RIVARD, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Washington, DC.
JOHN D. VANDENBERG, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Portland, OR, for amicus curiae Microsoft Corporation. Also represented by ANDREW M. MASON.
THOMAS G. HUNGAR, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Cisco Systems, Inc., Dell Inc., EMC Corporation, Intel Corporation, SAP America, Inc., SAS Institute Inc. Also represented by MATTHEW D. MCGILL; ALEXANDER N. HARRIS, San Francisco, CA.
R. CARL MOY, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN, for amicus curiae Intellectual Property Institute of the William Mitchell College of Law.
DARYL JOSEFFER, King & Spalding LLP, Washington, DC, for amici curiae Google Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Red Hat, Inc., Yahoo! Inc. Also represented by ADAM CONRAD, Charlotte, NC.
NATHAN K. KELLEY, Office of the Solicitor, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA, for amicus curiae United States. Also represented by ROBERT J. MCMANUS, KRISTI L. R. SAWERT; MARK R. FREEMAN, SCOTT R. MCINTOSH, Appellate Staff, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
PAUL H. BERGHOFF, McDonnell, Boehnen, Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP, Chicago, IL, for amicus curiae Intellectual Property Owners Association. Also represented by CHRISTOPHER D. BUTTS; RICHARD F. PHILLIPS, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Houston, TX; KEVIN H. RHODES, 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN; HERBERT CLARE WAMSLEY, JR., Intellectual Property Owners Association, Washington, DC.
ROGER LEE COOK, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, San Francisco, CA, for amicus curiae Ad Hoc Committee of Patent Owners.
PETER S. MENELL, University of California Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA, for amicus curiae Peter S. Menell.
Before LOURIE, O'MALLEY, and REYNA, Circuit ...