July 8, 2014

“Wii Patent Case: Recalibration Of Means-Plus-Function Scale,”Law360, July 8, 2014

Over the last few years, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has held that a means-plus-function term in a claim relating a computer-implemented invention must be supported by a corresponding structure, which can be an algorithm, explicitly or implicitly disclosed in the specification. However, the Federal Circuit’s recent execution of this “corresponding algorithm” rule might be a bit strict in view of the history of the rule.

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