Sept. 2003 APLF Roundtable Event:
Markman Hearings

The interpretation of patent claims has undoubtedly the most significant impact on the scope or value of any patent. In the course of patent infringement litigation, often the most significant case-turning event is claim construction, which a judge handles, sometimes after one or more hearings, known familiarly as Markman hearings after the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions that placed claim construction in the judge's hands rather than the jury's.

Sept 24, 2003


Phil Petti - Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery
Bradford Lyerla - Marshall Gerstein & Borun
John Rabena - Sughrue Mion
Frank Bernstein - Sughrue Mion

Resources Available:

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PowerPoint Presentations
  1. Technology Tutorial (#1) (198KB)
    John F. Rabena, Esq., Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  2. Claims and Specification (#2) (91KB)
    Frank L. Bernstein, Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  3. File History (#3) (150KB)
    Brad Lyerla, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

  4. Extrinsic Evidence (#4) (92KB)
    Philip T. Petti, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

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