Results for claim differentiation

Littelfuse, Inc. vs. Mersen USA EP Corp.

Case Number: CLB0499

Date: 04.04.2022

Under the doctrine of claim differentiation, an independent claim is broader than a claim that depends from it; thus, if a dependent claim reads on a particular embodiment, the corresponding independent claim must cover that embodiment as well.

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Interdigital Communications LLC v. ITC

Case Number: CLB0304

Date: 08.01.2012

The domestic industry requirement of 19 U.S.C. § 1337 necessary to give make 19 U.S.C. § 1337 applicable may be satisfied by substantial licensing activities alone. Also, claim differentiation creates a strong presumption that a claim term in an independent claim is different from a similar claim term in a dependent claim unless the specification has defined the terms as equivalent or differentiation has been clearly disavowed.

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