August 9, 2013

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending August 2, 2013

Plantronics, Inc., v. Aliph, Inc. and Aliphcom Inc., Case No. 2012-1355, July 31, 2013 (precedential) (3-0), Patent No. 5,712,453

Key point:

  • Disclaimer of claim scope must be clear and unambiguous. Election of species, without a clear discussion regarding the differences between the features of the elected and unelected species, is not a disclaimer of claim scope to limit the claims to a feature of the species.

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Donald Verplancken