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CAFC Vacates PTAB Decision Based on Claim Interpretation of “Aseptic”

The Federal Circuit, in Nestle USA v. Steuben Foods, vacated a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review (IPR) for an unreasonably broad interpretation of the term “aseptic.” Notably, where the patent refers to “FDA level of aseptic” for aseptic packaging, the proper interpretation should be focused on […]

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Markman Construction of “Controller” in the District of Delaware

The order for the Markman construction in Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic Inc. (DED, Docket 12-627) was issued on May 2, 2017. The case involves U.S. Patent No. 5,495,291 titled “Decompression system for compressed video data for providing uninterrupted decompressed video data output.” The Court construed the term “controller” to mean “a component or subsystem […]

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Court Construes “Coupled” and “Extending Continuously” in Markman

The terms “coupled” and “continuously” both find their way into mechanical patent claims, and often times have specific meanings intended by the drafter. The order for the Markman construction in Swimways Corp. v. Aqua-Leisure Industries (EDVA, Docket 2:16cv260) was issued on April 24, 2017 and gives an example of claim construction of these terms. With respect to “coupled,” the […]

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