Brembo v. Alcon Components (N.D. Ill. 2005).
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One disputed claim term was “single part.” Interestingly, because Alcon provided “no definition for the word ‘single,’ . . . the Court infer[red] that Alcon does not dispute Brembo’s proposed definition.”
As with virtually all claim construction decisions. This one is expected to be appealed.