Case Study: In Re Youman

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT) -- On May 8, 2012, the Federal Circuit provided some important clarification as to what can, and cannot, be permissibly recaptured through a broadened reissue application.

The technology at issue relates to an electronic program schedule system that allows a user to access and navigate television efficiently using a remote controller. Original claim 1 in the patent application was directed to:

An electronic television programming guide … comprising: user control means …; data processing means …; a video display generator; and selection means for allowing said user...
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