Tag Archives: De Novo

Split Federal Circuit Hews To De Novo Claim Construction Review

In a six-four en banc decision in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North Am. Corp., a divided Federal Circuit confirmed its practice of de novo claim construction review. The main question arising from the decision is whether the Federal Circuit’s lack of consensus on this important legal issue will make it attractive for Supreme Court … Continue reading this entry

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court De Novo Review In Section 146 Action

In Streck, Inc. v. Research & Diagnostic Systems, Inc., the Federal Circuit confirmed that a district court is to undertake de novo review when new evidence is introduced in an interference action under 35 USC § 146.… Continue reading this entry