Posted On: October 20, 2009 by YCST

Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet: Limits Disputed Claim Terms Per Patent to 10 in All Future Patent Actions

In an order issued in Grape Technology Group, Inc. v. Jingle Networks, Inc., Chief Judge Sleet pronounced in a footnote that the Court will impose a limit of 10 disputed claim terms per patent for claim construction in all future patent actions. Specifically, he noted:

"Although disinclined to do so in the past, the court - regrettably - will impose a limit of 10 disputed terms per patent for claim construction in this and all future patent actions." Grape Technology Group, Inc. v. Jingle Networks, Inc., C.A. No. 08-408-GMS, Order, at n. 1 (D. Del. October 20, 2009).

Grape Technology Group, Inc. v. Jingle Networks, Inc., C.A. No. 08-408-GMS, Order (D. Del. October 20, 2009).