Southwire Company v. Cerro Wire LLC

Case Number: CLB0425

Date: 09.08.2017

Citation: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Case No. 2016-2287

Inherency may be used to supply a missing claim limitation when the missing claim limitation is necessarily disclosed by a reference; however, the PTO may require an applicant to prove that subject matter shown to be in a reference does not possess a characteristic relied upon with respect to functional limitations.

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