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PTAB finds non-excluded embodiments included or enabled

USA - October 31 2014 In two related inter partes review final written decisions, the PTAB relied on extrinsic evidence to invalidate patent claims. In Mobotix Corp. v…

Broadest reasonable interpretation vs. ordinary and customary meaning: – challenges introduced by applying different claim construction standards at the PTAB and district courts

USA - September 11 2014 Inter Partes Review (IPR) is quickly becoming a popular means to challenge the validity of issued patents at the United States Patent and Trademark…

Starhome GMBH v. AT&T Mobility LLC

USA - February 24 2014 In Starhome GMBH v. AT&T Mobility LLC, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's claim construction and affirmed the district court's judgment…

Lighting Ballast Control LLC. V. Philips Electronics N.A. and Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

USA - February 21 2014 A divided en banc Federal Circuit upheld the rule that claim construction is a question of law which is reviewed de novo on appeal. As a result, the…