Reconsidering Claim Construction Standard Of Review

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT) -- This summer, the Federal Circuit will be reconsidering en banc the standard of review for claim construction rulings by district court judges. The case is Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America et al.[1]


“Standard of review” refers to the strictness or intensity by which Federal Circuit and other appellate judges evaluate rulings by district court judges. The specific standard of review being applied can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of an appeal, or even whether an appeal is filed at...
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