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IP: Supreme Court may make patent litigation less expensive

High court may determine if Federal Circuit is allowed to overrule district courts' rulings on claim constructions

Claim construction is often considered the most critical phase of patent litigation before trial. The construction of claim terms, which is essentially an explanation of what the claims mean, is critical to determinations of infringement and validity. In fact, claim construction is often dispositive on these issues.

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Marla Butler

Marla Butler is a trial lawyer and partner with the firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. She helps clients in the medical, semiconductor, LCD,...

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