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Federal Circuit Upends Presumption for Means-Plus-Function Claiming
Gregory A. Castanias,David B. Cochran,David M. Maiorana,Sasha Mayergoyz, June 26, 2015
Since at least 1998, the Federal Circuit has held that when a patent uses the word "means" in a claim element, that creates a "rebuttable presumption" that the limitation is a means-plus-function limitation to which Paragraph 6 of 35 U.S.C. § 112 applies. The converse also...
Supreme Court Upholds Prohibition Against Post-Expiration Patent Royalties
Gregory A. Castanias,David M. Maiorana,Geoffrey D. Oliver,Douglas H. Pearson, June 26, 2015
In its rather cheeky decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 576 U.S. _____ (June 22, 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn a 50-year-old decision that bars collection of royalties for use of a patented technology after expiration of the patent....
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