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(Including: Written Description; Indefiniteness; Enablement; Best Mode)

CLEARONE, INC. v. SHURE ACQUISITION HOLDINGS, Appeal No. 2021-1517 (Fed. Cir. June 1, 2022).  Before Moore, Newman, and Hughes.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Indefiniteness, Duty to Disclose)

CLEARONE, INC. v. SHURE ACQUISITION HOLDINGS事件、上訴番号2021-1517 (CAFC、2022年6月1日)。Moore裁判官、Newman裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。(不明瞭性, 開示義務)

NIAZI LICENSING CORP. v. ST. JUDE MEDICAL S.C., INC., Appeal No. 2021-1864 (Fed. Cir. April 11, 2022).  Before Taranto, Bryson, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Minn. (Judge Wright). (Indefiniteness)

NIAZI LICENSING CORP. v. ST. JUDE MEDICAL S.C., INC.事件、上訴番号2021-1864 (CAFC、2022年4月11日)。Taranto裁判官、 Bryson裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。ミネソタ州地区地方裁判所(Wright裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(不明瞭性)

PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. v. OXFORD NANOPORE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Appeal Nos. 2020-2155, 2156 (Fed. Cir. May 11, 2021).  Before Lourie, Taranto, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Enablement)

PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CALIFORNIA, INC. v. OXFORD NANOPORE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.事件、上訴番号2020-2155、2156 (CAFC、2021年5月11日)。Lourie裁判官、Taranto裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。デラウエア州地区地方裁判所(Stark裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(実施可能要件)

RAYTHEON TECH. CORP. v. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO., Appeal No. 2020-1755 (Fed. Cir. April 16, 2021).  Before Lourie, Chen, and Hughes.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Obviousness ;Enablement)

RAYTHEON TECH. CORP. v. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.事件、上訴番号 2020-1755 (CAFC、2021年4月16日)。Lourie裁判官、Chen裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。(自明性; 実施可能要件)

INFINITY COMPUTER PRODUCTS INC. v. OKI DATA AMERICAS, Appeal No. 2020-1189 (Fed. Cir. February 10, 2021).  Before Prost, Clevenger, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Indefiniteness)

IBSA INSTITUT BIOCHIMIQUE, S.A. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., Appeal No. 2019-2400 (Fed. Cir. July 31, 2020). Before Prost, Reyna, and Hughes. Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Indefiniteness)

IBSA INSTITUT BIOCHIMIQUE, S.A. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.事件、上訴番号2019-2400(CAFC、2020年7月31日)。Prost裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。デラウエア州地区地方裁判所(Andrews裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(不明瞭性)

HZNP MEDICINES LLC v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC., Appeal Nos. 2017-2149,  -2152, -2153, -2202, -2203, -2206 (Fed. Cir. October 10, 2019).  Before Prost, Newman, and Reyna.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Hillman).  (Indefiniteness)

HZNP MEDICINES LLC v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2149、 -2152、-2153、-2202、-2203、-2206 (CAFC、2019年10月10日)。Prost裁判官、 Newman裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。ニュージャージー州地区地方裁判所(Hillman裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(不明瞭性)

NUVO PHARMACUETICALS v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES INC., Appeal No. 2017-2473 (Fed. Cir. May 15, 2019).  Before Prost, Clevenger, and Wallach.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Cooper). (Written Description)

NUVO PHARMACUETICALS v. DR. REDDY’S LABORATORIES INC.事件、上訴番号 2017-2473 (CAFC、2019年5月15日)。 Prost裁判官、Clevenger裁判官、Wallach裁判官による審理。 ニュージャージー州地区地方裁判所(Cooper裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(記述要件)

CENTRAK, INC. V. SONITOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC, Appeal No. 2017-2510 (Fed. Cir. February 14, 2019).  Before Reyna, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Written DescriptionEnablement)

CENTRAK, INC. V. SONITOR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2510(CAFC、2019年2月14日)。Reyna裁判官、Taranto裁判官、Chen裁判官による審理。 デラウエア州地区地方裁判所(Andrews裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(記述要件実施可能要件)

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY v. EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, Appeal Nos. 2016-2576 to 2582, 2591 to 2595 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2018).  Before Prost, Moore, and Reyna.  On appeal from D. Mass. (Judge Saris).  (Enablement)

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY v. EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD事件、 審判番号2016~2576至2582、2591至2595 (CAFC、2018年7月25日)。Prost裁判官、Moore裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。 マサチューセッツ州地区地方裁判所(Saris裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(実施可能性)

D THREE ENTERPRISES, LLC v. SUNMODO CORPORATION, Appeal Nos. 2017-1909 and -1910 (Fed. Cir. May 21, 2018).  Before Reyna, Clevenger and Wallach.  Appealed from D. Colo. (Judge Shaffer).  (PriorityWritten Description)

HOLOGIC, INC. v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1389 (Fed. Cir. March 14, 2018) (Newman, Stoll, Wallach).  Appealed from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Written Description)

HOLOGIC, INC. v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-1389(CAFC、2018年3月14日)。 Newman裁判官、Stoll裁判官、Wallach裁判官による審理。米国特許商標庁(USPTO)の決定を不服としての上訴。

PRESIDIO COMPONENTS, INC. v. AMERICAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS CORP.,  Appeal Nos. 2016-2607, 2016-2650 (Fed. Cir. November 21, 2017).  Before Dyk, Moore, and Taranto.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Huff).  (Indefiniteness; Intervening Rights)

BASF CORP. v. JOHNSON MATTHEY, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1770 (Fed. Cir. November 20, 2017).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto.  On appeal from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Indefiniteness)

STANFORD v. CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, Appeal No. 2015-2011 (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2017). Before O’Malley, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Illston).  (Written Description)

ONE-E-WAY, INC. v. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, Appeal No. 16-2105 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2017).  Before Prost, Wallach and Stoll.  Appealed from the International Trade Commission.  (Indefiniteness)

RIVERA v. ITC, Appeal No. 2016-1841 (Fed. Cir. May 23, 2017) (Reyna, Chen, and Linn).  Appealed from the U.S. ITC.  (Written Description)

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., v. CIRREX SYSTEMS, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2016-1143 & 2016-1144 (Fed. Cir. May 10, 2017).  Before Prost, Wallach and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim Construction; Written Description)

SONIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. v. PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, LTD., Appeal No. 2016-1449 (Fed. Cir. January 5, 2017).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge St. Eve).  (Indefiniteness)

ALFRED E. MANN FOUND. FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH v. COCHLEAR CORP., Appeal Nos. 2015-1580, 2015-1606, 2015-1607 (Fed. Cir. November 17, 2016).  Before Newman, Chen and Hughes.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Olguin).  (Indefiniteness)

COX COMMUNICATIONS v. SPRINT, Appeal No. 2016-1013 (Fed. Cir. September 23, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Indefiniteness)

LIBERTY AMMUNITION, INC. v. UNITED STATES, Appeal Nos. 2015-5057, -5061 (Fed. Cir. August 26, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman and Stoll.  Appealed from Court of Federal Claims (Judge Lettow).  (Claim Construction; Indefiniteness:  Terms of Degree)

SCRIPTPRO LLC v. INNOVATION ASSOCIATES, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1565 (Fed. Cir. August 15, 2016).  Before Moore, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Kan. (Judge Murguia).  (Written Description Support)

ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. v. LIFE360, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1732 (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2016).  Before Moore, Mayer and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D. Fla. (Judge Middlebrooks).  (Means-Plus-Function – Indefiniteness)

ZOLTEK CORP. v. US, Appeal No. 2014-5082 (Fed. Cir. February 19, 2016).  Before Newman, Clevenger and Moore.  Appealed from Ct. Fed. Clms. (Judge Damich).  (Written Description; Obviousness)

INPHI CORPORATION v. NETLIST, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1179 (Fed. Cir. November 13,  2015).  Before O’Malley, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Written Description)

WILLIAMSON v. CITRIX ONLINE, LLC, Appeal No. 2013-1130 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2015).  En banc, opinion by Linn.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Matz).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6)

LIGHTING BALLAST CONTROL v. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, Appeal No. 2012-1014 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2015).  Before Reyna, Lourie, and O’Malley.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge O’Connor).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6; Claim Construction)

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal No. 2012-1567, -1568, -1569 and -1570 (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015).  Before Moore, Mayer and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Jones).  (Indefiniteness)

EON CORP. IP HOLDINGS LLC v. AT&T MOBILITY, Appeal No. 2014-1392 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2015).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).   (Indefiniteness)

BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. NAUTILUS, INC., Appeal No. 2012-1289 (Fed. Cir. April 27, 2015).  Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach.  On remand. (Indefiniteness)

VASUDEVAN SOFTWARE, INC. v. MICROSTRATEGY, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1094. (Fed. Cir. April 3, 2015).  Before Linn, Chen and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Seeborg).  (Claim Interpretations; Enablement)

EIDOS LLC., v. AU OPTRONICS CORP., Appeal No. 2014-1254 (Fed. Cir. March 10, 2015).  Before Wallach, Taranto and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Davis).  (Indefiniteness)

DDR HOLDINGS, LLC. v. HOTELS.COM, L.P., Appeal No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. December 5, 2014). Before Wallach, Mayer and Chen. Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap). (Anticipation; Indefiniteness; Patent Eligible Subject Matter)

ROBERT BOSCH, LLC. v. SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Appeal No. 2014‑1040 (Fed. Cir. October 14, 2014).  Before Prost, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Mich. (Judge Cleland).  (35 U.S.C. §112, ¶6; Indefiniteness)

INTERVAL LICENSING LLC v. AOL, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1282, -1283, -1284, and – 1285 (Fed. Cir. September 10, 2014). Before Taranto and Chen. Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Pechman). (Indefiniteness; Claim Construction)

H-W TECHNOLOGY, L.C. v. OVERSTOCK.COM, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1054, -1055 (Fed. Cir. July 11, 2014).  Before Prost and O’Malley.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge Fish).  (Claim ConstructionIndefiniteness)

ABBVIE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO., KG v. JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC. , Appeal No. 2013-1338, -1346 (Fed. Cir. July 1, 2014).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Saylor).  (Written Description)

TRITON TECH OF TEX., LLC, v. NINTENDO OF AM., INC., Appeal No. 2013-1476 (Fed. Cir. June 13, 2014).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Hughes.  Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Jones).  (Means Plus Function; Indefiniteness)

NAUTILUS, INC. v. BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC., Appeal No. 13-369 (U.S. June 2, 2014).  Delivered by Ginsburg.  Appealed from Fed. Cir. (Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach).  (Indefiniteness)

TOBINICK v. OLMARKER, Appeal No. 2013-1499 (Fed. Cir. May 19, 2014).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Written Description)

IN RE THOMAS G. PACKARD, Appeal No. 2013-1204 (Fed. Cir. May 6, 2014).  Before O’Malley, Plager and Taranto (per curiam).  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Indefiniteness)

ALCON RESEARCH LTD. v. BARR LABS., INC., Appeal No. 2012-1340, 1341 (Fed. Cir. March 18, 2014).  Before Newman, Lourie, and Bryson.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Davis).  (Written Description; Enablement)

GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC v. BANNER PHARMACAPS, INC.., Appeal No. 2013-1593 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 24, 2014).  Before O’Malley, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Written Description)

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD. v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC., Appeal No. 2013‑1406 (Fed. Cir. February 20, 2014).  Before Prost, Plager and Chen.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Pisano).  (Claim ConstructionIndefiniteness)