Syringe Maker Brings Claim Construction Feud To High Court

Law360, New York (March 26, 2012, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Medical device maker Retractable Technologies Inc. asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to scrutinize the Federal Circuit's approach to claim construction, which the company says has made patent litigation expensive and unpredictable.

In its cert petition, filed March 20, Retractable challenges the Federal Circuit's position on two key claim construction issues. The first is that courts are permitted to depart from the meaning of terms in a patent claim based on the language of the patent specification, and the second is that claim construction must...
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