June 27, 2016

Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 10, 2016

Indacon, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129, June 6, 2016 (Precedential) (3-0), Patent No. 6,834,276

Key point(s):

  • Disavowal of claim scope can occur during prosecution even when the limiting language is not part of arguments made to distinguish a reference cited by an examiner.

SAS Institute, Inc. v. ComplementSoft, LLC., Nos. 2015-1346, 2015-1347, June 10, 2016 (Precedential) (2-1), Patent No. 7,110,936

Key point(s):

  • The broadest reasonable interpretation standard used by the Board in an IPR can lead to a narrow claim construction, since the scope of the claims is limited by the disclosure found in specification and record.

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