November 15, 2016

Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending October 28, 2016

ProFoot, Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc. (October 26, 2016) (non-precedential) Patent No. 6,845,568

Key point(s):

  • Limitations included in all embodiments described in the specification were construed as required limitations during claim construction, though not explicitly recited in the claims.

GE Lighting Solutions, LLC v. Lights of America, Inc. (October 27, 2016) (non-precedential) Patent Nos. 6,787,999 & 6,799,864

Key point(s):

  • Claim limitations using terms of degree were found indefinite when no standard was provided in the patent application for measuring the degree to provide some certainty to one of skill in the art as to claim scope.

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