On February 10, 2016 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided the case of Convolve, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology v. Compaq Computer Corp. and Seagate Technology, Inc. (February 10, 2016, 2014-1732, CAFC). The technology at issue in the case involved improvements in computer hard drives described in US Patent No. 6,314,473…

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) held in In re Suitco Surface, Inc., 2009-1418 (CAFC, April 14, 2010) that the “broadest broadest-construction rubric coupled with the term “comprising” does not give the PTO an unfettered license to interpret claims to embrace anything remotely related to the claimed invention. Rather, claims should always…

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