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World's Inc WDDD VS ATVI, Activision
World's Inc WDDD VS ATVI, Activision

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS
WORLDS, INC.,
 
Plaintiff,v.ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC.,BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.and ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.,Defendants.))))))))))))Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-10576 (DJC)Activision Blizzard, Inc., BlizzardEntertainment, Inc., and Activision Publishing,Inc.’s Opening Claim Construction Brie(Leave to file granted on April 14, 2013)
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD, INC., BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.AND ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC.’SOPENING CLAIM CONSTRUCTION BRIEF
Case 1:12-cv-10576-DJC Document 63 Filed 04/22/13 Page 1 of 51
 
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 TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 1II. THE NATURE AND STAGE OF THE CASE .......................................................... 2III. THE PATENTS-IN-SUIT .......................................................................................... 4IV. THE LAW OF CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ............................................................... 7V. THE PROPER CONSTRUCTION OF THE DISPUTED TERMS ......................... 11A. “POSITION OF LESS THAN ALL OF THE OTHER USERS’ AVATARS”.. 12B. “DETERMINING, FROM THE RECEIVED POSITIONS,[A/THE] SET OF THE OTHER USERS’ AVATARS THATARE TO BE DISPLAYED” ............................................................................... 16C. “PARTICIPANT CONDITION” / “CONDITION” ........................................... 20D. “PROGRAMMED TO LIMIT . . .” .................................................................... 26E. “AVATAR” ........................................................................................................ 28F. “CLIENT PROCESS” / “SERVER PROCESS” ................................................ 30 J. TERMS THAT ARE INDEFINITE ................................................................... 311. “SYNCHRONOUSLY DISSEMINATING … POSITIONS” ..................... 322. “THIRD USER’S PERSPECTIVE” ............................................................. 343. “A RENDERING IN WHICH ALL OF A PERSPECTIVEVIEW OF A LOCAL USER AVATAR OF THE LOCALUSER IS DISPLAYED” ............................................................................... 36VI. CONCLUSION ......................................................................................................... 38
Case 1:12-cv-10576-DJC Document 63 Filed 04/22/13 Page 2 of 51
 
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 TABLE OF AUTHORITIESPage(s)C
ASES
 
Allen Engg Corp. v. Bartell Indus., Inc.
,299 F.3d 1336 (Fed. Cir. 2002)................................................................................................37
Alloc, Inc. v. Intl Trade Commn
,342 F.3d 1361 (Fed. Cir. 2003)..................................................................................................9
AquaTex Indus., Inc. v. Techniche Solutions
,419 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2005)................................................................................................10
Bicon, Inc. v. The Straumann Co.
,441 F.3d 945 (Fed. Cir. 2006)..................................................................................................28
Wright Flow Control Corp. v. Velan, Inc.
,438 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2006)....................................................................................10, 15, 16
Datamize, LLC v. Plumtree Software, Inc.
,417 F.3d 1342 (Fed. Cir. 2005)..........................................................................................32, 37
Energizer Holdings, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n
,435 F.3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2006)................................................................................................33
Halliburton Energy Servs., Inc. v. M-I LLC
,514 F. 3d 1244 (Fed. Cir. 2008).........................................................................................24, 25
Honeywell Intl, Inc. v. Intl Trade Commn
,341 F.3d 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2003).................................................................................... 25, 31-32
Honeywell Int’l, Inc. v. ITT Indus., Inc.
,452 F.3d 1312 (Fed. Cir. 2006)................................................................................................10
Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Systems, Inc.
,381 F.3d 1111 (Fed.Cir.2004)....................................................................................................8
 Jansen v. Rexall Sundown, Inc.
,342 F.3d 1329 (Fed. Cir. 2006)..................................................................................................8
LizardTech, Inc. v. Earth Res. Mapping, Inc.
,433 F.3d 1373 (Fed. Cir. 2006)........................................................................................ 2, 9-10
Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc.
,517 U.S. 370 (1996) ............................................................................................................... 7-8
Case 1:12-cv-10576-DJC Document 63 Filed 04/22/13 Page 3 of 51

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