Coolsavings wins patent appeal


Catalina Marketing v. Coolsavings (Fed. Cir. 2004) (03-1548) (unpublished).

Catalina owns a patent on a method for distributing electronic coupons. Coolsavings runs a website that uses user demographics to target coupon offers. Catalina sued Coolsavings for Infringement. Catalina appeals the district court’s claim construction and subsequent dismissal for noninfringement.

On appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s opinion, finding that the District Court had properly construed means-plus-function language by importing limitations from the specification.

Dismissal of Catalina’s Infringement suit Affirmed.