Patent lawyers are cheering a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to take up a question central to every patent case: whether courts should look primarily to the dictionary to define the terms that describe the scope of an invention. Although IP professor Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School said "it's about time" the court came out with clear ground rules, he also warned that people "shouldn't expect miracles."
Federal Circuit Set to Enter Defining Conflict for Patent Bar
July 23, 2004
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