IP Attorneys Eye Federal Circuit Reexamination Of Patent Claims

Law360, New York (July 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit’s decision to rehear Phillips’ lawsuit against AWH Corp. en banc could lead to a full reexamination of many of its precedents on the interpretation of patent claims, patent attorneys say.

On July 21, the Federal Circuit said it would rehear a case, Phillips v. AWH Corp., originally decided by a three-judge panel, in front of the entire 16-judge court.

The Federal Circuit vacated its April 8, 2004 decision that previously affirmed the district court’s summary judgment that AWH did not infringe U.S. Patent...
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