The Yale Law Journal

Camilla Hrdy

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Claim Construction or Statutory Construction?: A Response to Chiang & Solum

Camilla Hrdy & Ben V. Picozzi

Introduction “Claim construction” is the process by which a court determines the meaning of a patent’s claims—a process that in turn determines the scope of the covered invention. This process is extremely important because a court must determine what the patent covers before it ca…