Federal Circuit Upholds Claim Construction In Lawsuit Against Apple

Mealey's (December 18, 2015, 9:51 AM EST) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Delaware federal judge did not err in concluding that inventors, through repeated disparagement in the specification of their patent, disclaimed mobile devices containing “computer modules,” the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 15 (Openwave Systems Inc., et al. v. Apple Inc., et al., No. 15-1108, Fed. Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 21637).

(Decision available. Document #16-160105-007Z.)

According to Circuit Judges Kimberly A. Moore, Kathleen M. O’Malley and Raymond T. Chen, because the disputed claim term “mobile device” was properly construed,...
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