Carleton Clauss, Partner

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Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending February 3, 2017

3form, Inc. v. Lumicor, Inc., No. 2016-1535 (February 2, 2017) (non-precedential) Patent Nos. 7,008,700 and D621,068

Key points:

  • Claim construction does not need to be mathematically precise if a person of ordinary skill would understand the construction with reasonable certainty.
  • The obviousness inquiry for design patents is not limited to merely the figures or illustrations but includes all the teachings in a reference.