The Fed. Cir. vacates the Board’s conclusion in an interference proceeding that certain claims were means-plus-function claims and that certain claims were not entitled to claim priority to earlier-filed applications.The patent application relates to a self-powered switch for use to, e.g., turn on and off lights, and the claims in question relate to a “receiver” and means for receiving a signal, such as “signal reception means.” 

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