Fed. Circ. OKs Using Plain Meanings For IP Claims In AT&T Suit

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 6:26 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed the right of federal judges to use technical dictionaries to parse the meanings of industry terms during patent claim construction, leaving in place a lower court's ruling that AT&T Mobility LLC and T-Mobile Inc. did not infringe a patent for mobile roaming technology.

A three-judge panel unanimously supported the district court's decision to reject the proposed claim construction of plaintiff Starhome GmbH, which sued the mobile providers and Roamware Inc., finding that the company's proposed construction strayed too far from...
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