The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Janis L. Sammartino United States District Judge
CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER FOR UNITED STATES PATENT NUMBERS 6,032,120, 6,241,668, and 6,603,868
Pursuant to Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 517 U.S. 370 (1996), the Court conducted a hearing on December 11, 2007 regarding the construction of the disputed claims in counterclaimants Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.'s and Siemens AG's United States Patent Numbers 6,032,120 ("120 patent"), 6,241,668 ("668 patent"), and 6,603,868 ("868 patent*fn2 ").
After careful consideration of the parties' arguments and the applicable statutes and case law, the Court HEREBY ADOPTS the parties' stipulated claim construction, wherever such constructions exist, and CONSTRUES the disputed claims for the 120 patent and the 668 patent as follows.
120 patent "Said information not being provided by the server application": The information is not provided by the server application.
"Said user request being the only user request sent from the client application during the accessing-and-displaying process to identify said medical study": The user request is the only request sent from the client program to the server program during the accessing-and-displaying process.
668 patent "Patient-related data": Information related to a patient. "Entering patient-related data for permanent association with said medical image": Entering patient-related data that is inseparably joined with a medical image.
"Means for entering said digital data into said workstation": The disclosed structure is the data and electrical connections shown in Figures 1 and 2, with the description thereof in the specification.
"For permanent association in said patient-related data with said medical image for unambiguously identifying said examination subject": For inseparably joining in the patient-related data, including a medical image for unambiguously identifying a patient.