Stuart Soffer, Director of Patent Strategy and Analysis at IPriori, Inc. and Non-Resident Fellow, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society wrote to me this weekend to alert me to the publication of the above-titled book from Oxford University Press. The book is co-authored by Robert C. Kahrl and Mr. Soffer.
Claim construction is a major phase of a patent litigation where the meaning and scope of the claims themselves - the invention - is determined by the court. The outcome of this definition phase is crucial to the respective infringement and invalidity positions of the parties. The Thesaurus of Claim Construction directs practitioners to cases-and in contrast to searches on more general electronic databases, only those cases-in which claim terms have previously been construed, and further to the sources of the evidence used by previous courts to construe the terms in dispute.
- A unique, comprehensive thesaurus for claim construction terms
- Written by two experts with a wealth of experience in IP law and technology
- An excellent source of relevant cases tailored to the needs of those specifically interested in claim terms