April 4, 2016

A Plea for a Charitable and Common-Sensical Claim Construction

By Bryan K. Wheelock, Principal

All manner of boiler plate can be found in patent applications and issued patents, placed there by applicants and their counsel hoping to influence the future construction of their specification and claims, but the language in U.S. Patent No. 8,047,178, requests a “charitable and common-sensical” claim construction.  Unfortunately, that’s probably too much to ask for.

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