Federal Circuit Vacates a Board Decision for Failure to Construe a Term as a Means Plus Function Limitation

MTD Products Inc. v. Iancu, Appeal No. 2017-2292 (Fed. Cir. August 12, 2019) By John Isacson MTD had a patent for steering and driving systems for zero turn radius vehicles, such as lawn mowers.  The patent was challenged in IPR, where the Board had to construe the claim term “mechanical control assembly … configured to” … Continue reading Federal Circuit Vacates a Board Decision for Failure to Construe a Term as a Means Plus Function Limitation