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May 18, 2017

Federal Circuit Extends the Prosecution Disclaimer Doctrine to IPR Proceedings

On May 11, 2017, the Federal Circuit for the first time addressed whether statements made by a patent owner during an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding can be relied on to support a finding of prosecution disclaimer during claim construction. In Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 2016-1599, slip op. (Fed. Cir. May 11, […]
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