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Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Becton, Dickinson and Co. v. Retractable Technologies, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on January 7, 2013

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-1278 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012
 
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Issue: (1) Whether the Federal Circuit’s construction of the “lodging” limitation should be reversed because, at the urging of Retractable Technologies, Inc. (RTI), the Federal Circuit deviated from the term’s clear meaning on far weaker grounds than the court relied on to construe the ambiguous term “body”; (2) whether the Federal Circuit’s construction of the “retainer member” limitation should be reversed because, at RTI’s urging, the Federal Circuit deviated from the term’s clear meaning on far weaker grounds than the court relied on to construe the ambiguous term “body”; and (3) whether the Federal Circuit’s holding that the asserted claims cover devices that work by cutting should be reversed because, at RTI’s urging, the Federal Circuit disregarded a clear disclaimer of claim scope on far weaker grounds than the court relied on to construe the ambiguous term “body.”

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