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Dyfan, LLC, v. Target Corporation

Case Number: CLB0496

Date: 03.24.2022

The overall means-plus-function analysis is a two-step process (1) determine whether a claim limitation is drafted in means-plus-function format (2) determine what structure if any disclosed in the specification corresponds to claim function.

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Ex parte Rodriguez

Case Number: CLB0235

Date: 10.01.2009

In a precedential decision, the B.P.A.I. interprets various software-related recitations, including “system configuration generator” and “system builder”, as means-plus-function limitations and rejects the claims as indefinite for failing to provide sufficient corresponding structure—in this case, algorithms—for implementing the recited functions.

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