May 2014 | Practical Law Company

Appellate Standard of Review for Claim Construction Remains Unsettled

1 min

Dominick Conde reviews the history of the Federal Circuit’s de novo standard of review for claim construction, analyze its recent decisions in Lighting Ballast Controls v. Philips Electronics and Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, and propose a new deferential appellate framework for reviewing district court claim constructions that parallels the Supreme Court’s approach to reviewing obviousness.