The meaning of “coupled to” in a patent claim

The Federal Circuit panel in Atser Research Technologies, Inc. v. Raba-Kistner Consultants, Inc., 2010-1088 (Fed. Cir. July 8, 2010) had an opportunity to explore the meaning of “coupled to” in the oral argument of that case.  The case was decided with a rule 36 opinion last week.  So, there is no panel opinion discussing the meaning of “coupled to.”  But, you might find the discussion interesting as it highlights some of the questions running through the minds of judges when they are looking at such language. [Listen].

You can listen to the entire oral argument here: [Listen].

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