Newport Corporation v. Lighthouse Photonics Incorporated, 8-12-cv-00719 (CACD July 2, 2014, Order) (Carter, J.)
Monday, July 7, 2014
Supreme Court’s Nautilus Decision Provides Basis to Reconsider Claim Construction
The court granted in part defendant's motion to reconsider an earlier claim construction order in light of a recent Supreme Court decision. "[Defendant argues that] a recent Supreme Court decision constitutes an intervening change in the law . . . The Court . . . finds that the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2120 (2014) is a basis for reconsideration. Although the case was about invalidity, not claim construction, it bears on the . . . order insofar as claims should be construed, if possible, to avoid invalidity."