Nystrom v. TREX Co.

Case Number: CLB0096

Date: 09.14.2005

Citation: 76 U.S.P.Q.2d 1481 (Fed. Cir. 2005)

Absent some indication in written description and/or prosecution history that inventor intended claim term to cover more than ordinary and customary meaning revealed by context of intrinsic record, it is improper to read term to encompass broader definition found in dictionary; in action for infringement of claims directed to board used in constructing floors, intrinsic record limits scope of term “board” to wood cut from log.

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