• Pragmatists vs. Academics: The Lighting Ballast Control Decision
  • March 24, 2014 | Author: Joseph R. Mencher
  • Law Firm: Haynes Boone LLP - Dallas Office
  • On February 21, 2014, the Federal Circuit’s 6-4 majority en banc ruling in Lighting Ballast Control vs. Philips Electronic North America retained the standard of de novo appellate review of district court claim construction rulings, whereby the scope of the patent grant is reviewed as a matter of law.