Results for importation of limitations from specification

Northrop Grumman Corp. v. Intel Corp.

Case Number: CLB0019

Date: 03.31.2003

For structure that performs a claimed function in a means-plus-function claim limitation to be properly identified as “corresponding” structure, the specification or prosecution history must clearly link or associate that structure to the function recited in the claim. In addition, claim terms must be given their plain meaning in the absence of evidence that the inventor intended a novel meaning or limited the scope of a term to particular embodiments.

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