ITC Sends Bosch Wiper Blade Patent Ruling Back To ALJ

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 5:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday reversed and remanded an administrative law judge's ruling that Corea Autoparts Producing Corp. and others didn’t infringe on a Robert Bosch GmbH unit’s patent for windshield wiper blades, finding the judge’s claim construction wasn't proper.

Upon review, the ITC said the judge's construction of claim on U.S. Patent Number 6,657,434, which covered the structure of a detent shoulder on a wiper blade, was “legally erroneous” since it wrongly included limitations from preferred embodiments in the claim language. The judge's...
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