Sony Corp. v. Iancu

Case Number: CLB0432

Date: 05.22.2019

Citation: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit No. 2018-1172

The patentee has a right to defend its patent against cancellation by the USPTO even after expiration — and up to the six-year timeline for back-damages. Means-plus-function language can be interpreted as being directed to software if an algorithm is described in the specification and hardware is not fully described.

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