Supreme Court Seeks SG's View In Claim Construction Case

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday asked the solicitor general to weigh in on a case challenging the Federal Circuit's claim construction rules, which medical device maker Retractable Technologies Inc. argues have made patent litigation expensive and unpredictable.

Retractable — which is seeking review of a ruling that reversed part of a $5 million judgment the company had won against Becton Dickinson & Co. over patents for retractable syringes — is asking the high court to scrutinize two of the Federal Circuit's positions on claim construction....
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