product-by- process claim : CAFC Alert

Words of limitation that can connote with equal force a structural characteristic of a product or a process of manufacture are interpreted as structural limitations by default.

| April 10, 2018

In Re Nordt Development Co., LLC

February 8, 2018

Before Moore, Taranto, and Stoll. Opinion by Stoll.


The Federal Circuit vacates and remands a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming the Examiner’s rejection of claims 1 and 14 of U.S. Patent Application No. 13/241,865 (the ‘865 application). Specifically, the Federal Circuit held that the Board erred in construing “injection molded” limitations in claims 1 and 14 of the ‘865 application as process limitations with no patentable weight.

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