Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co.Petition for certiorari denied on January 7, 2013
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-1154||Fed. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: (1) Whether a court may depart from the plain and ordinary meaning of a term in a patent claim based on language in the patent specification, where the patentee has neither expressly disavowed the plain meaning of the claim term nor expressly defined the term in a way that differs from its plain meaning; and (2) whether claim construction, including underlying factual issues that are integral to claim construction, is a purely legal question subject to de novo review on appeal.
Plain English Summary: