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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.


Posted by on 11 Mar 2013