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Exmark Manufacturing Company v. Briggs & Stratton Power

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Wallach, Chen, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. Summary: Reexaminations of patents confirming validity are not dispositive of...more

Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. HTC Corporation Et Al.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, O’Malley, and Reyna. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Summary: A co-inventor did not transfer ownership interests in a...more

Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Linn, and Hughes. Appeal from the Northern District of California. Summary: Claims directed to behavior-based virus scanning, as opposed to the traditional code-matching method,...more

Monsanto Technology LLC v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Reyna, and Wallach. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Extrinsic evidence can be used to find that an allegedly anticipating reference necessarily includes...more

Microsoft Corporation v. Biscotti, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, O’Malley, and Reyna. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Anticipation is not proven by multiple, distinct teachings in a single prior art document that a...more

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, LLC v. Matal

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before NEWMAN, CHEN, and HUGHES. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: In inter partes review, the patent challenger bears the burden of proving that proposed amended...more

Travel Sentry, Inc., v. David A. Tropp

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Summary: For divided infringement under § 271(a), an accused...more

In Re: Erik Brunetti

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Moore, and Stoll. Appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The bar in § 2(a) of the Lanham Act against registering immoral or scandalous trademarks is an...more

Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Plager, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Summary: In challenging compliance with the marking requirement of §...more

Inventor Holdings, Llc V. Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Wallach, Chen, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Summary: Even if a patentee’s initial complaint was reasonable, the patentee can...more

Sanofi, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC V. Watson Labs. Inc., Sandoz, Inc.

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before PROST, WALLACH, and TARANTO.  Appeal from the District of Delaware Summary: (1) A party may not avoid inducement based on “substantial non-infringing uses,” and (2) prosecution history...more

Michigan Court Reinstates its Full $254 Million Award to Stryker for Competitor’s Infringing Wound Irrigation Devices

Patent Judgments & Awards - On July 19, 2017, a federal court in Michigan awarded Stryker Sales Corporation (“Stryker”) a total of more than $254,000,000 in its patent infringement suit against Zimmer Inc. and Zimmer...more

U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Restricts Patent Owners’ Ability to Control Resale of Patented Items

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States held in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. that an authorized sale of a patented product exhausts all of the patentee’s rights in the...more

A Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Restricts Where Patent Infringement Suits May Be Filed

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, May 22, 2017, unanimously held that patent infringement lawsuits may be filed against domestic corporations only in the company’s state of incorporation, or where the company has a regular...more

The Future of “Single Use Restrictions” in Jeopardy

In 1992, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that manufacturers of patented medical devices can use the patent laws to enforce single-use restrictions on medical devices. Mallinckrodt, Inc. v....more

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