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Nystrom v. TREX Co.

Case Number: CLB0096

Date: 09.14.2005

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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Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Eon Labs Manuf. Inc.

Case Number: CLB0054

Date: 04.02.2004

Because words often have multiple dictionary definitions, the intrinsic record must always be consulted to identify which of the different possible dictionary meanings of the claim terms in issue is most consistent with the use of the words by the inventor.

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