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High Level Description for a Software Means Limitation Fails 112 Definiteness

by Andrew DeLizio

In  Function Media vs. Google, the Federal Circuit addressed the issue of indefiniteness vis-à-vis software means-plus-function claims.  See  Id., No. 07-CV-0279, slip op. at 8. (Fed. Cir. Feb. 13, 2013).   Function Media's (FM) claim recites, "means for transmitting said presentations to a selected media venue of the media venues."    US Patent 6,446,045 at col. 64, line 1.    The Federal Circuit upheld the District Court's holding of indefiniteness.

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Posted by on 11 Mar 2013

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