The Board denied petitioner’s motion to submit supplemental information containing the patent owner’s preliminary infringement contentions in underlying district court litigation involving the same patent. Because the patentee’s preliminary infringement contentions were served before any substantive discovery in the district court litigation—and subsequently replaced by final infringement contentions and a claim construction—the Board found the connection too tenuous to be relevant to the Board’s application of the “broadest reasonable construction” standard. The case is Mentor Graphics Corp. v. Synopsys, Inc. IPR2014-00287, Paper 17 (P.T.A.B. Aug. 1, 2014)
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