Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings
Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings is a succinct guide to both claim construction and the specialprocedures that have evolved to accomplish such construction. Since the decisions of the Federal Circuit andthe Supreme Court in Markman v. More...
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Publisher: Practising Law Institute
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 2.50" tall
Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings is a succinct guide to both claim construction and the specialprocedures that have evolved to accomplish such construction. Since the decisions of the Federal Circuit andthe Supreme Court in Markman v. Westview Instruments, it has been clear that patent claim construction is aquestion of law exclusively for the court, not something to be submitted to the jury.Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings explains the guiding principles that the courts use, theintrinsic and extrinsic evidence they consider, and the effect of prior constructions of the same claim. Sincerules of construction are hard to come by, the book provides insight into the process by fully discussinghow judges have decided upon particular claim constructions. The law as it has developed after Markmanmakes it clear that there is no mandated or standard procedure to accomplish claim construction. The bookexplains the differing approaches among the courts, including the local rules in force in some courts, and howthey affect case management conferences, briefing, discovery, and the timing of the Markman hearing itself.Then to give you practical guidance as you prepare for the hearing, Patent Claim Construction and MarkmanHearings helps you assess the evidence in support of the construction you seek, work with expert witnesses,and prepare claim charts and other materials that will aid and convince the court.