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Patents Post-Grant: Post Grant Petitions to More Closely Scrutinize Means Plus Function Claims

MPF Claim Interpretation Required to Initiate New AIA Proceedings In past posts I have pointed out that in analyzing requests for patent reexamination, Examiner's are trained to apply a Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) to patented claims. Unfortunately, over emphasis upon this standard...

CAFC Endorses Use of BRI in AIA Trial Proceedings

CAFC Decides First IPR Trial Appeal On Feb. 4, in In Re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC , the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided that the broadest reasonable interpretation (BRI) construct was appropriate for interpreting patent claims in AIA trial proceedings. ( here ) As previously...