Federal Circuit Reinterprets Claims Based on Intrinsic Evidence Disagreeing with a district court’s interpretation that a “frame” in sunglasses included rims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a non-precedential decision, reversed a district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement as to one patent, but affirmed the grant of summary judgment of non-infringement…

Intent to Deceive Must be Shown by Clear and Convincing Evidence Addressing the issue of inequitable conduct during patent prosecution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that the patentee’s alleged acts did not rise to the level of inequitable conduct. The court also affirmed the district court’s…

No Inequitable Conduct When Inferences Can Be Drawn Against such Finding Holding that the applicant is entitled to all reasonable inferences against the finding of inequitable conduct during patent prosecution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the finding of inequitable conduct and the judgment that related patents are unenforceable and vacated…

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