En Banc Denial Shows Fed. Circ. Split On Claim Construction

Law360, New York (December 8, 2017, 8:19 PM EST) -- The full Federal Circuit on Friday declined to rehear a decision tossing a $2 million patent infringement verdict for NobelBiz Inc., although three judges filed a strong dissent saying the court should address “growing confusion” about when judges must construe patent claims.

On a 9-3 vote, the appeals court rejected NobelBiz’s petition for en banc rehearing of a July panel decision that reversed an Eastern District of Texas jury verdict that Global Connect LLC infringed the company’s patents on a web-based voice message system.

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