Oral argument of the day: Gadelhak v. AT&T Services

I was curious what current Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett sounded like during oral argument at the Seventh Circuit. She recently authored the opinion in Gadelhak v. AT&T SERVICES, INC., 950 F.3d 458 (7th Cir. 2020). That decision is essentially a grammar case — which is always an interesting subject for patent attorneys.

You can listen to the oral argument here: [Link]. Chief Judge Wood is the first female voice that you hear during the questioning. Judge Barrett is the second female voice that you hear during the questioning.

You can read the opinion for the Seventh Circuit here: [Link].

Article suggestion: What grammar texts has the Federal Circuit and the CCPA used over the years and is there an authoritative source? For purposes of claim construction, should grammar be approached from the perspective of a PHOSITA? For purposes of claim construction at the USPTO, if there are competing grammatical rules at play, should the grammatical rule that gives the broadest reasonable interpretation be used?

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