5 Recent Fed. Circ. Rulings IP Attys Need To Know

By Ryan Davis (May 30, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit has handed down important intellectual property decisions this year that have maintained its controversial practice of reviewing all district court claim-construction rulings afresh on appeal, limited the ability of judges to exclude damages experts and barred appeals of orders instituting America Invents Act reviews.

Here's a roundup of the top rulings by the Federal Circuit since January and their potential implications for IP law:

Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America Corp.

In this case, the full Federal Circuit reviewed whether to alter its long-standing precedent that district court claim construction rulings are not entitled to...

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