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Supreme Court Will Hear Dispute Over De Novo Claim Construction Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The question of which standard — de novo or only for clear error — the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals should apply when reviewing a district court’s factual findings in support of a claim construction in patent cases will be argued at...

Supreme Court: Patent Claim Construction Subject to ‘Clear Error’ Review

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) In a divided ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court deemed improper a practice by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of reviewing de novo district court findings — including subsidiary facts — in support of patent claim construction ( Teva Pharmaceuticals...