March 17, 2014

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending March 7, 2014

Ancora Technologies, Inc. v. Apple, Inc., No. 2013-1378, -1414 (March 3, 2014) (precedential) (3-0) Patent No. 6,411,941

Key points:

  • A claim term should be given its ordinary meaning in the pertinent context, unless the patentee has made a clear adoption of a different meaning or otherwise disclaimed that meaning.
  • A clear ordinary meaning is not properly overcome by a few passing references that do not amount to a redefinition or disclaimer.

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