February 25, 2014
On February 21, 2014, the Federal Circuit released its widely-anticipated decision in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Phillips Electronics North America Corporation. The decision renews the Court's commitment to fifteen years of precedent that holds claim construction is a matter of law that is reviewed de novo on appeal. For companies that may be involved in patent litigation, this decision may provide a sense of continuity and stability in an area of law that is otherwise continually evolving.

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