Full Fed. Circ. Will Review Claim Construction Standard

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit agreed Friday to rehear en banc a ruling that reversed Lighting Ballast Control LLC's fluorescent lighting patent win, positioning the court to consider whether to overturn its controversial 1998 decision that claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.

The ruling grants a fresh appeal to Lighting Ballast, which had sought review of a panel's January decision that a lower court incorrectly construed its patent. The panel found the patent invalid and reversed a jury verdict that Universal Lighting Technologies Inc. infringed...
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