Fed. Circ. Revives Markem Printer Patent Suit

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated a ruling that Markem-Imaje Corp. did not infringe a patent held by Zipher Ltd. for printer technology, finding that the lower court misconstrued a key claim term.

Judge Paul J. Barbadoro of the District of New Hampshire used a narrow claim construction proposed by Markem, but the Federal Circuit found his interpretation of the claims to be too restrictive.

"Nothing in the specification or the overall invention as presented in the claim and as argued to the patent examiner requires...
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