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Federal Circuit Affirms: 2 Patents Properly Deemed Invalid As Indefinite

(August 1, 2016, 1:40 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Various claims of two patents deemed invalid as indefinite were properly determined by a Florida federal judge to be means-plus-function claims despite an absence of the word “means,” the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 28 (Advanced Ground Information Systems Inc. v. Life360 Inc., No. 15-1732, Fed. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13707).

(Decision available. Document #16-160815-003Z.)

According to the panel of Circuit Judges Kimberly A. Moore, Haldane Robert Mayer and Evan J. Wallach, the term “symbol generator” invokes application of...
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