WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a June 4 mandate, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed that in light of its recent decision in Apple Inc. v. Motorola Inc. (Nos. Nos. 2012-1548, -1549 [Fed. Cir. 2014]) and related claim construction, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) should reconsider its rejection of multiple claims of an Apple Inc. smartphone patent (In re: Apple Inc., No. 14-1002, Fed. Cir.).