Means-plus-function claims: an analysis of the Federal Circuit's ruling in Williamson v Citrix Online

By Oliveira, L. F.

Means-plus-function claims, under 35 USC §112, para. 6, are construed to cover the corresponding structure, material or acts described in the specification. The case law of the Federal Circuit has consistently ruled that the use of the word ‘means’ in a claim element creates a rebuttable presumption that § 112, …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice