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Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple Inc., 2016-1599

In an infringement action involving a patent that provides systems and methods for implementing digital home networks having a control point located on a wide area network, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Apple, finding no infringement, is affirmed where: 1) statements made by a patent owner during an IPR proceeding, whether before or after an institution decision, can be relied upon to support a finding of prosecution disclaimer; and 2) plaintiff's statements during an IPR proceeding were a clear and unmistakable disavowal of claim scope.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/05/11




  • United States Federal Circuit


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