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  Federal Circuit Bar Journal
  Volume 14, Number 3, 2005
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  • CONTENTS
  • The Doctrine of Equivalents and Claiming the Future after Festo
        JOSHUA D. SARNOFF
        p.403                                                                                      +cite        
        Introduction 403, I. The Modern Doctrine and Unamended Claims 408, II. The Modern Doctrine and Prosecution History Estoppel for Amended Claims 410, III. The Modern Doctrine and Temporal and Doctrinal, Complexity 426, Conclusion 453
  • Prior Use of Trade Secrets and the Intersection with Patent Law: The Prior User Rights Statute, 35 U.S.C. § 273
        THOMAS A. FAIRHALL AND PAUL W. CHURILLA
        p.455                                                                                      +cite        
        Introduction 455, I. Prior User Rights Under 35 U.S.C. § 273--A New Defense to a Claim of Infringement 456, II. Does § 273 Adequately Protect the Investments and Expectations of Prior Users? 467, III. Reforms the Federal Trade Commission has Proposed to Prior User Rights 469, Conclusion 471
  • Protest Challenges to Integrity-Based Responsibility Determinations
        MICHAEL J. DAVIDSON
        p.473                                                                                      +cite        
        Introduction 473, I. Responsibility Determinations 474, II. Challenges to Negative Responsibility Determinations 475, III. Challenges to Affirmative Responsibility Determinations 479, IV. Material Misrepresentations 489, V. Relationship Between Contracting Officer Responsibility Determinations and the Suspension/Debarment System 494, Conclusion 501
  • CCS Fitness: The Federal Circuit's Attempt for Consistency in Claim Interpretation
        MATTHEW KREMER
        p.505                                                                                      +cite        
        Introduction 505, I. Background to the Analysis of Patent Infringement Cases 506, II. CCS Fitness: A Step Forward 510, III. Unaddressed Questions: Stay the Course or Redefine 534, Conclusion 41
  • Much Ado about Nothing: The Effects of the Post-Enactment Acquisition Rule in Palazzolo v. Rhode Island
        JERRY BRITO
        p.543                                                                                      +cite        
        Introduction 543, I. Background 545, II. Survey of Takings Claims by Post-Enactment Acquirers Since Palazzolo 548, III. The Effects of Palazzolo on Takings Claims by Post-Enactment Acquirers 556, Conclusion 561
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, in Response to the Court's Order Inviting Briefs for the En Banc Hearing in Phillips v. Awh Corp.
        p.563                                                                                      +cite    
        Statement Of Interest Of Amicus Curiae 563, Argument 563, I. Courts Should Not Be Required To Consult Sources Of Information Relevant To The Meaning Of Disputed Claim Terms In Any Particular Order 563, II. Dictionaries Should Not Be The Primary Focus Of Claim Construction 564, III. Claim Construction May REQUIRE Findings Of Fact, Which Should Be Reviewed For Clear Error 566, Conclusion 567
  • Brief of Amicus Curiae, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants' Petition for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Eon Labs Manufacturing, Inc.
        Statement Of Interest Of Amicus Curiae 569, Argument 569, I. The Majority Opinion Threatens To Undermine Much Of The Predictability In Claim Construction That This Court Has Achieved In Recent Years 569, II. This Case Raises Several Issues With Respect To The Use Of Dictionaries That Should Be Addressed By The Court En Banc 570, Conclusion 573
  • Cases and Recent Developments
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