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Michael Stein Analyzes PTAB Decisions Involving Functional Claim Limitations

Articles / February 11, 2016

Partner Michael Stein authored an article published February 10, 2016, by Law360. The article, “What PTAB Says About Functional Claiming,” examines decisions that have been identified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as key Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions involving functional claim limitations. The article examines:

  • Precedential decisions reviewing functional claim language under 35 U.S.C. §112.
  • Informative decisions interpreting 'processor for' and/or means-plus-function claim language under 35 U.S.C. § 112.
  • Representative AIA trial decisions interpreting functional claim language in trial matters.

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