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Apator Miitors APS v. Kamstrup A/S

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Linn, and Chen. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A party seeking to swear behind prior art using an inventor’s testimony must proffer corroborating...more

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals International Limited

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Prost, Lourie and Hughes. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Summary: When another patent for a drug issues after an ANDA is filed, there can...more

Knowles Electronics LLC v. Iancu

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Clevenger, and Wallach. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The USPTO has standing to intervene to defend its decision, even when the requestor has...more

In Re: Gregory A. Brandt, John B. Letts, Firestone Building Products Company, LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A prima facie case of obviousness is established where the claimed range abuts a range disclosed in...more

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before O’Malley, Plager and Taranto. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge William H. Alsup. Summary: Historical findings of fact relevant to...more

DSS Technology Management, Inc. v. Apple Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, O’Malley, and Reyna. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: When resolving an obviousness challenge, the PTAB cannot invoke “ordinary creativity” of a skilled...more

In Re: Power Integrations, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moor, Mayer, and Stoll. Appeal from the patent Trial and Appeal Board Summary: The broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim term cannot be so broad that it is inconsistent with...more

Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A party in an inter partes review proceeding may not present new evidence or arguments at oral...more

Steuben Foods, Inc. v. Nestle USA, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Reyna, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Summary: In an inter partes review proceeding, broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim term must encompass...more

Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Reyna, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Where the Federal Circuit had previously construed the same claim term in an appeal involving a related...more

Hologic, Inc., v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Wallach, and Stoll. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Disclosure of a species may provide written description support for a claimed genus when the field...more

Simpleair, Inc. v. Google, LLC.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, Reyna, and Chen. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Judge J. Rodney Gilstrap. Summary: Filing a terminal disclaimer to overcome an...more

Jury’s Award for Patent Infringement Increased to 3 Million for Infringing Window Blinds Components

Patent Judgments & Awards - On February 8, 2018, Judge Andrew Guilford of the District Court for Central District of California increased a jury award against Custom Blinds and Components Inc. (“CBC”) for patent...more

Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Hughes, and Stoll. Appeal from U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Summary: General disclosures in the specification and statements that describe the...more

Knowles Electronics LLC v. Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Wallach, and Chen. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Summary: The Federal Circuit upheld the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s claim construction in an inter partes...more

Nalco Company V. Chem-Mod, LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Schall, and O’Malley. Appeal from the Northern District of Illinois. Summary: A plaintiff need not prove its case of patent infringement at the pleading stage. To the extent a...more

Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Google LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Bryson, and Moore. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Prosecution disclaimer occurred when an applicant explained why claims were amended and the Examiner...more

Aatrix Software, Inc v. Green Shades Software, Inc

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Summary: Allegations in the complaint about how the claimed invention solved problems in...more

In re: Hodges

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Wallach. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The PTAB’s finding that an element in a prior art reference is “similar to” a claim limitation,...more

In Re: Nordt Development Co., LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Taranto, and Stoll. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: In a product-by-process claim, terms that can be equally understood as structural or process...more

Xitronix Corporation v. Kla-Tencor Corporation

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Mayer, and Hughes. Appeal from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. Summary: The Federal Circuit...more

Berkheimer v. HP Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Taranto, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Summary: (1) Terms of degree, including “minimal,” may render claims...more

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Taranto, Clevenger, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Summary: Proceeding to trial despite a party’s violation of a discovery order...more

Polaris Industries, Inc. v. Arctic Cat, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Evaluation of “teaching away” requires consideration of whether a reference “criticize[s],...more

Elbit Systems Of America, LLC v. Thales Visionix, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Wallach, and Stoll. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The PTAB is entitled to weigh the credibility of expert witnesses, and attorney argument cannot be...more

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