Goss Int’l Ams., Inc. v. Graphic Mgmt. Associate, Inc., No. 05 C 5622, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 11, 2008) (Manning, J.).
Judge Manning construed the terms of plaintiff’s patent related to a newspaper assembly collating machine by adopting in part and rejecting in part Magistrate Judge Valdez’s Report and Recommendation ("Report") construing the claims. Of particular note, the Court considered whether it should review the Report de novo or for clear error, because the constructions were not dispositive. Because the constructions likely would be case dispositive in fact, and because prior cases reviewed magistrate claim construction reports de novo, the Court held that de novo review was appropriate.