Thursday, February 2, 2012

Judge Love Denies Request to Construe 160 Claim Terms, Limits Parties to 15 Disputed Terms

The magistrate judge limited the parties to the construction of 15 terms across four patents in two cases, despite the parties' request to construe 160 terms. "As a practical matter, the Court questions whether it would be possible to adequately brief 160 terms within the page limits governing Claim Construction briefing. . . . The Court is typically of the opinion that a reasonable number of terms for construction is ten. However, due to the circumstances of these cases, the Court believes that construing fifteen terms would be reasonable."

Sipco, LLC v. Abb Inc., et. al., 6-11-cv-00048 (TXED January 27, 2012, Order) (Love, M.J.)

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