Claim Construction In Patent Dispute Vacated By Federal Circuit

(April 20, 2016, 1:53 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A stipulated judgment of noninfringement of a design patent was based upon an erroneous claim construction and must be vacated, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 19 (Sport Dimension Inc. v. Coleman Company Inc., No. 15-1553, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 6992).

(Decision available. Document #16-160502-006Z.)

According to the panel of Circuit Judges Kimberly A. Moore, Todd M. Hughes and Kara F. Stoll, the construction offered by U.S. Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell of the Central District of California “eliminates...
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