Brandon Blackwell

Brandon Blackwell counsels clients on patent prosecution in the areas of microfabrication, chemical processes, microfluidics, and power generation.

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When Construing Claim Scope, Each Word Matters

Posted by Brandon Blackwell on May 9, 2016

Brandon Blackwell

In Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. v. Dow Chemical Company, the Federal Circuit held that the use of the word “collection” in the phrase “pressurized collection vessel” required that at least some material accumulate within the vessel before infringement occurs. 

What This Means to You

  • When drafting or amending claims, be sure to remove unnecessary words or phrases.
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