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Broad Claim Term Dooms Patent at PTAB

Last month, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final written decision in Bright House Networks v. Focal IP (IPR2016-01263), finding the telecommunications patent in question obvious based on a broad claim construction of “switching facility.” Like many inter partes reviews, this dispute started in district court. Multiple IPRs from the defendants followed: this petition against claim 1 of...

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