claim construction

Markman Construction of “Along” based on the Specification

In Stern v. Globus Medical in the District of Delaware (Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-91-RGA), the Markman construction of the claim term “along a longitudinal axis” was “on line or course parallel or close to,” i.e., not nec… Read More

“Molded” Construed as Product-by-Process in IPR

In the Final Written Decision in L&P Property Management Company v. National Products Inc., the PTAB construed the terms “molded docking station,” “molded wall,” and “molded apparatus body” as product-by-process li… Read More

District Court Construction of “High Quality of Service Connection”

Iridescent Networks, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility, LLC (6:16-CF-01003-RWS, EDTX, Memorandum Opinion and Order dated July 18, 2017) provides an example of prosecution history that limits the construction of the claims.  In an interes… Read More

Eastern District of Texas Clarifies Distinction Between Claim Interpretation and Factual Findings

The Court in Dynocom Industries v. Mainline Automotive Equipment (Docket CV 00553-JRG-RSP, EDTX, Memorandum Opinion and Order dated July 15, 2017) found that a proper claim construction of “co-axially rotate” is “rotate on a… Read More

District Court Construes “Small Quantities” as a Definite Term

The term “small quantities of finely-divided liquid” was construed as being a definite term under §112, second paragraph, in the Markman order in Ecoservices, LLC v. Certified Aviation Services, LLC (CDCA; Docket CV 16-01824-… Read More