Specification Disavowal Limits Claim Scope of Host Patents
By Mengyi Wang – Edited by Suzanne Van Arsdale
The Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed a decision of the International Trade Commission, which had held that Intel Corporation and other intervenors did not violate 19 U.S.C. § 1337 because Intel’s products were not covered by X2Y Attenuators, LLC’s patents. X2Y Attenuators, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, slip op. at 2. While the language of the claims encompassed the accused products, the Federal Circuit affirmed the ITC’s narrow claim construction based on specification disavowal.