Posted On: December 17, 2010 by YCST

Sue L. Robinson: Claim Construction of Steel-Making Patent

Yesterday, district judge Sue L. Robinson issued a decision construing two terms and phrases of a patent related to the production of steel. Specifically, the Court construed the following:

"Hot-rolled steel sheet"
"The steel has a very high mechanical resistance"

Of note in the opinion is the procedural posture. At the outset, the Court recounted how the parties "agreed to forego summary judgment practice." Instead, the parties sought and obtained approval of an expedited trial schedule.

Arcelormittal France v. AK Steel Corp., C.A. No. 10-050-SLR (D. Del. Dec. 16, 2010) (Robinson, J.).