W.E. Hall Co. v. Atlanta Corrugating LLC

Case Number: CLB0092

Date: 06.07.2004

Citation: 71 U.S.P.Q.2d 1135 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

During claim construction, claim terms are generally given their plain and ordinary meanings unless the patentee explicitly provided an alternative definition; intrinsic evidence illustrates the patentee distinguished the claimed invention from the prior art, expressly disclaimed subject matter, or stressed a particular feature as important to the invention; or the term employed obfuscates the scope of the claim.

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