Fed. Circ. Urged To Revisit Claim Construction Standard

Law360, New York (February 1, 2013, 8:58 PM EST) -- A lighting company that had its patent win reversed by the Federal Circuit last month asked the full court Thursday to review the ruling, saying the case it presents the perfect opportunity to overturn a controversial 1998 decision that claim construction rulings must be reviewed afresh on appeal.

Lighting Ballast Control LLC is seeking en banc rehearing of a Jan. 2 decision in which a panel of the Federal Circuit ruled that a lower court incorrectly construed Lighting Ballast's patent regarding fluorescent lighting. The court found...
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