Summary: CAFC rules on issues of claim construction.

Case: Starhome GmbH v. AT&T Mobility LLC, No. 12-1694 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 24, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Moore, Schall, and Reyna.

Procedural Posture: Plaintiff Starhome appeals the district court’s claim construction. CAFC affirmed.

  • Claim Construction: The district court correctly construed the term “intelligent gateway” using dictionaries and statements in the prosecution history of related foreign applications.  An embodiment in the specification that created ambiguity as to the term’s meaning did not rise to the level of clear intent to impart a novel meaning to the term.