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Sony Electronics, Inc. v. Guardian Media Technologies

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


September 24, 2009

SONY ELECTRONICS, INC., PLAINTIFF,
v.
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., DEFENDANT.
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. AND VICTOR COMPANY OF JAPAN, LTD., PLAINTIFFS.
v.
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., DEFENDANT.
THOMSON, INC., PLAINTIFF,
v.
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., DEFENDANT.
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., PLAINTIFF,
v.
TOSHIBA AMERICAN CONSUMER PRODUCTS, L.L.C. AND TOSHIBA AMERICA, INC., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Irma E. Gonzalez, Chief Judge United States District Court

ORDER: (1) GRANTING JOINT MOTION FOR ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT, and (2) DENYING AS MOOT NON-GUARDIAN PARTIES' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT [05cv1777 - Doc. Nos. 240; 208] [08cv1859 - Doc. No. 65]

These consolidated actions concern a patent dispute between the "Non-Guardian Parties" -- five manufacturers/suppliers of consumer electronic products*fn1 -- and Guardian Media Technologies, Ltd. ("Guardian"). The suit involves U.S. Patent No. 4,930,158 ("the '158 patent") and U.S. Patent No. 4,930,160 ("the '160 patent"). On August 31, 2009, the Court granted summary judgment of non-infringement of the '158 patent. [Doc. No. 233]. Still pending before the Court is Non-Guardian Parties' Motion for Summary Judgment of Invalidity of the '160 patent. [Doc. No. 208].

On September 24, 2009, the parties have filed a Stipulation and Joint Motion for Entry of Final Judgment. [Doc. No. 240]. Having considered the parties' stipulation, the Court hereby GRANTS the Joint Motion for Entry of Final Judgment and APPROVES the Final Judgment submitted by the parties. The Clerk of Court is directed to file the accompanying Final Judgment in the case.

Finally, pursuant to the parties' stipulation and in accordance with the Final Judgment, the Court hereby DENIES AS MOOT the Non-Guardian's Motion for Summary Judgment of Invalidity of the '160 patent.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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