Federal Circuit Case Summaries

This section primarily contains selected summaries of recent intellectual property law Federal Circuit decisions as presented by our attorneys at our informal weekly Professional Luncheons. In addition, pertinent Supreme Court and USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decisions have been included. These presentations of recent court decisions and other developments equip us with the most up-to-date information. Like many of our programs, these presentations are tailored to address the interests of our clients, who are always welcome to attend.

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Each case listing indicates the primary topic (or topics) of the case. For the most common topics, clicking on the topic in the following list (or the topic in an individual case listing) will access a page collecting the most recent cases addressing that topic, including, for the most important decisions, a link to our Special Report addressing the decision:

 

 

MEDTRONIC, INC. v. BARRY,  Appeal Nos. 2017-1169 & 2017-1170 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2018).  Before Taranto, Plager, and Chen.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Prior Art; Printed Publications)  Summary by:  Donald Raymond

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).  (Priority; Written Description)  Summary by:  Graham Nelson

M-I DRILLING FLUIDS UK LTD. v. DYNAMICS AIR LTDA, Appeal No. 2016-1772 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2018).  Before Reyna, Hughes, and Stoll.  On appeal from D. Minn. (Judge Montgomery).  (Personal Jurisdiction)

ENERGY HEATING, LLC v. HEAT ON-THE-FLY, LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1559, 2016-1893, 2016-1894 (Fed. Cir. May 8, 2018).  Before Moore, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from D.N.D. (Judge Erickson).  (Inequitable Conduct)  Summary byAshley Yeum

ENERGY HEATING, LLC v. HEAT ON-THE-FLY, LLC事件、 上訴番号2016-1559、2016-1893、2016-1894(CAFC、2018年5月8日)。Moore裁判官、Hughes裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。ノースダコタ州地区地方裁判所(Erickson裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(不公正行為Ashley Yeum氏による要約

WESTERNGECO LLC v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION, Appeal Nos. 2016-2099, -2100, -2101, -2332, -2333, -2334 (Fed. Cir. May 7, 2018).  Before Wallach, Chen, and Hughes.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Time-Bar Under 35 U.S.C. §315(b); Privity)  Summary byJay Stelacone

WESTERNGECO LLC v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION事件、上訴番号2016-2099, -2100, -2101, -2332, -2333, -2334 (CAFC、2018年5月7日)。Wallach裁判官、Chen裁判官、 Hughes裁判官による審理。特許審判部(PTAB)の決定を不服としての上訴。  Summary byJay Stelacone

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. v. MERCK & CO., INC., Appeal No. 2016-2303; 2016-2615 (Fed. Cir. April 25, 2018).  Before Taranto, Clevenger and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Freeman).  (Unclean Hands)  Summary by:  Joel Gotkin

JAMES v. J2 CLOUD SERVICES, LLC, Appeal No. 2017-1506 (Fed. Cir. April 20, 2018).  Before Reyna, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Snyder).  (Inventorship Rights)  Summary by:  Brian Repper

JAMES v. J2 CLOUD SERVICES, LLC事件、上訴番号2017-1506(CAFC、2018年4月20日)。Reyna裁判官、Taranto裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。カリフォルニア州中央地区地方裁判所(Snyder裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。 (発明者の適格に関する権利)  Brian L. Repper氏による要約

VOTER VERIFIED, INC., v. ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC, Appeal No. 2017-1930 (Fed. Cir. April 20, 2018).  Before Newman, Lourie and Reyna.  Appealed from N.D. Fla. (Issue Preclusion—§101)  Summary by:  John Hocker

VOTER VERIFIED, INC., v. ELECTION SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE LLC事件、上訴番号 2017-1930 (CAFC、2018年4月20日)。Newman裁判官、Lourie裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。米国フロリダ州北部地区地方裁判所(Walker裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。  (101条に基づく争点効)  John Hocker氏による要約

DROPLETS, INC. v. ETRADE BANK, Appeal Nos. 2016-2504, 2602 (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2018).  Before Dyk, O’Malley and Wallach.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Claim for Priority)   Summary by:  Graham Nelson

DROPLETS, INC. v. ETRADE BANK事件、上訴番号2016-2504, 2602 (連邦巡回、2018年4月19日)。Dyk裁判官、O’Malley裁判官、Wallach裁判官による審理。  PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。(優先権主張)  B. Graham Nelson氏による要約

JOHN BEAN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. MORRIS & ASSOCIATES, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1502 (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2018).  Before Prost, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Ark. (Judge Wilson).  (Affirmative Defenses; Ex Parte ReexaminationSummary byBenji Prebyl

VANDA PHARM. INC. v. WEST-WARD PHARM. INT’L LTD., Appeal Nos. 2016-2707, -2708 (Fed. Cir. April 13, 2018).  Before Prost, Lourie, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet). (Subject Matter Eligibility)   Summary by:  Molly Chen

VANDA PHARM. INC. v. WEST-WARD PHARM. INT’L LTD.事件、上訴番号 2016-2707, -2708 (CAFC、2018年4月13日)。Prost裁判官、Lourie裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。デラウエア地区地方裁判所(Sleet裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(特許適格性に関する内容Molly Chen氏による要約

KNOWLES ELECTRONICS LLC. v. IANCU, Appeal No. 2016-1954 (Fed. Cir. April 6, 2018).  Before Newman, Clevenger, and Wallach.  On appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Standing in Appeals in Inter Parte Reexaminations)  Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

IN RE BRANDT, Appeal No. 2016-2601 (Fed. Cir. March 27, 2018).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness Of Abutting Ranges)   Summary by:  Christopher J. Wheeler

IN RE BRANDT事件、上訴番号2016-2601(CAFC、2018年3月27日)。Lourie裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Taranto裁判官による審理。PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。Christopher J. Wheelerによる要約

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)   Summary by:  Matt Stanford

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。Matt Stanfordによる要約

SIMPLEAIR, INC. v. GOOGLE LLC, Appeal No. 2016-2738 (Fed. Cir. March 12, 2018).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap).  (Claim Preclusion)   Summary by:  Megan Doughty

SIMPLEAIR, INC. v. GOOGLE LLC事件、上訴番号 2016-2738(CAFC、2018年3月12日)。 Lourie裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Chen裁判官による審理。テキサス州東部地区地方裁判所(Gilstrap裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。Megan Doughtyによる要約

IN RE: POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1304 (Fed. Cir. March 9, 2018).  Before Moore, Mayer, and Stoll.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Claim Construction)  Summary by:  Jacob Beers

Arendi S.A.R.L.v. Google LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1249 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 20, 2018).  Before Newman, Bryson, and Moore.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Prosecution Disclaimer)  Summary byAshley Yeum

AATRIX SOFTWARE, INC. v. GREEN SHADES SOFTWARE, INC., Appeal No. 17-1452 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 14, 2018).  Before Reyna, Taranto, and Moore.  Appealed from M.D. Fla. (Judge Schlesinger).  (Motion to File Amended Complaint)  Summary by:  Amy Lang

THE MEDICINES CO. v. HOSPIRA, INC., Appeal No. 14-1469 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 6, 2018).  Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (§102(b) On-Sale Bar)   Summary by:  Jason French

THE MEDICINES CO. v. HOSPIRA, INC.事件、上訴番号14-1469(CAFC、2018年2月6日)。Dyk裁判官、Wallach裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。ディラウエア地区地方裁判所(Andrews裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(§102(b)に基づく販売による特許性の喪失) Jason French氏による要約

ELBIT SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, LLC, v. THALES VISIONIX, INC.,  Appeal No. 2017-1355 (Fed. Cir. February 6, 2018).  Before Wallach, Moore, and Stoll.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness; Substantial Evidence)  Summary by:  Donald Raymond

ACTELION PHARMS., LTD. v. MATAL, Appeal No. 2017-1238 (Fed. Cir. February 6, 2018).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge O’Grady).  (PTA Calculation)  Summary by:  Molly Chen

PAICE v FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Appeal No. 2017-1406 (Fed Cir. February 1, 2018).  Lourie, O’Malley, Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Incorporation by Reference)  Summary by:  Nat McQueen

CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.A.R.L. v. LG ELECTRONICS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-2684, 2017-1922 (Fed. Cir. January 25, 2018).  Before Moore, O’Malley, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap).  (35 U.S.C. §101 (ALICE); Claim Construction)   Summary byJay Stelacone

ARTHREX, INC. v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1239 (Fed. Cir. January 24, 2018).  Before Newman, Dyk, and O’Malley.  On appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Rule Interpretation in IPR Proceedings)   Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

IN RE:  JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1257 (Fed. Cir. January 23, 2018).  Before Prost, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from PTAB. (Obvious-Type Double Patenting)    Summary by:  Chris Wheeler

ADVANCED VIDEO TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. HTC CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2016-2309 (Fed. Cir. January 11, 2018).  Before Reyna, O’Malley and Newman.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge McMahon).  (Standing)     Summary byDonna Mason

WI-FI One, LLC v. BROADCOM CORP., Appeal No. 2015-1944-46 (Fed. Cir. January 8, 2018) (en banc, 8-4, Reyna).  Appealed from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Judicial Review)   Summary by:  Matt Stanford

MICROSOFT CORPORATION v. BISCOTTI, INC., Appeal No. 2016-2080, 2082, 2083 (Fed. Cir. December 28, 2017).  Before Newman, O’Malley, and Reyna.  Appealed from PTAB.  (AnticipationSummary by:  John Hocker

HTC CORP. v. CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIP., LLC., Appeal No. 2016-1880 (Fed. Cir. December 18, 2017).  Before Dyk, Reyna and Taranto.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  (Claim ConstructionSummary by:  Patrick Gildea

CFRD RESEARCH, INC. v. MATAL, Appeal No. 2016-2198 (Fed. Cir. December 5, 2017) (Newman, Mayer, and O’Malley).  Appealed from the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (ObviousnessSummary byStephano Salani

TRAVEL SENTRY, INC. v. TROPP, Appeal Nos. 2016-2386, 2016-2387, 2016-2714, 2017-1025 (Fed. Cir. December 19, 2017).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from E.D.N.Y. (Judge Vitaliano).  (Joint InfringementSummary by:  Bryan Hsu

IN RE BRUNETTI, Appeal No. 2015-1109 (Fed. Cir. December 15, 2017). Before Moore, Dyk, and Stoll. Appealed from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”).  (Lanham Act §2(a)) Summary by:  Justine Saxe

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)  Summary by:  Donald Raymond

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)  Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. v. HOSPIRA, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1115 (Fed. Cir. October 26, 2017).  Before Newman, Lourie and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Joel Gotkin

OWENS CORNING v. FAST FELT CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2016-2613 (Fed. Cir. October 11, 2017).  Before Newman, Dyk and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Graham Nelson

ORGANIK KIMYA AS v. ROHM AND HAAS CO., Appeal Nos. 2015-1983, 2015-2001 (Fed. Cir. October 11, 2017).  Before Prost, Newman, and Taranto.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Claim ConstructionSummary by:  Megan Doughty

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. v. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, Appeal Nos. 2016-2563, -2539 (Fed. Cir. September 27, 2017).  Before Reyna, Schall and Wallach.  Appealed from International Trade Commission.  (Claim Construction)   Summary byDonna Mason

IN RE: SMITH INT’L, INC., Appeal No. 2016-2303 (Fed. Cir. September 26, 2017) (Lourie, Reyna, and Hughes).  Appealed from the U.S.P.T.O. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Claim Construction)  Summary byStephano Salani

LIFETIME INDUSTRIES, INC, V. TRIM-LOK, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1096 (Fed. Cir. September 18, 2017).  Before Lourie, Moore, and O’Malley.  Appealed from N. D. Ind. (Judge Miller).  (Pleading Requirements For Patent Infringement)  Summary by:  Jacob Beers

WAYMO LLC v. UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Appeal Nos. 2017-2235, 2017-2253 (Fed. Cir. September 13, 2017).  Before Newman, Wallach, and Stoll.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Alsup).  (Writ of Mandamus; Third-Party Privilege)  Summary by:  Ashley Yeum

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1795 (Fed. Cir. September 13, 2017).  Before Newman, Dyk, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Direct InfringementSummary by:  Brian Repper

ALLIED MINERAL PRODUCTS, INC. v. OSMI, INC. Appeal No. 2016-2641 (Fed. Cir. September 13, 2017). Before Moore, Reyna, and Stoll. Appealed from S.D. Fla. (Judge Marra).  (Declaratory JudgmentSummary by:  Justine Saxe

SOUTHWIRE CO. v. CERRO WIRE LLC, Appeal No. 2016-2287 (Fed. Cir. September 8, 2017).  Before Lourie, Moore, Hughes.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (ObviousnessSummary by:  Jason French

INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS LLC v. KELLOGG NORTH AMERICA COMPANY, Appeal Nos. 2015-2082, -2084 (Fed. Cir. September 7, 2017).  Before Prost, Reyna, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge Kennelly).  (ObviousnessSummary byBenji Prebyl

VICOR CORPORATION v. SYNQOR, INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-2283, 2288 (Fed. Cir. August 30, 2017).  Before Lourie, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (ObviousnessSummary by:  Christopher J. Wheeler

AMGEN, INC v. HOSPIRA, INC., Appeal No. 2016-2179 (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2017).  Before Dyk, Bryson, and Chen.  On appeal from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Discovery)   Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

VISUAL MEMORY LLC v. NVIDIA CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2016-2254 (Fed. Cir. August 15, 2017).  Before O’Malley, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Patent Eligibility – ALICE)  Summary by:  John Hocker

HOMELAND HOUSEWARES, LLC v. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2016-1511 (Fed. Cir. August 4, 2017).  Before Prost, Newman, and Dyk.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Anticipation)  Summary by:  Graham Nelson

HONEYWELL INT’L INC. v. MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING S.A. DE C.V., Appeal No. 2016-1996 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2017) (Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach).  Appealed from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Matt Stanford

GEORGETOWN RAIL EQUIPMENT COMPANY V. HOLLAND L.P., Appeal No. 2016-2297 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2017).  Before Reyna, Schall, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Schroeder III).  (Claim Construction; InfringementSummary byAshley Yeum

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., v. MERUS N.V., Appeal No. 2016-1346 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2017).  Before Prost, Newman, and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Forrest).  (Inequitable Conduct)  Summary by:  Bryan Hsu

SOFT GEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., v. JARROW FORMULAS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-1814, 2016-1815 and 2017-1051 (Fed. Cir. July 26, 2017).  Before Prost, Bryson and Hughes.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

GENBAND US LLC v. METASWITCH NETWORKS CORP., Appeal No. 17-1148 (Fed. Cir. July 10, 2017).  Before Lourie, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap).  (Permanent Injunction) Summary by:  Vishak Ganesh

MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-2066, 2016-1008, -1009, -1010, -1109, -1110, -1283, -1762 (Fed. Cir. July 17, 2017).  Before Newman, Mayer and O’Malley.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet).  (Obviousness)  Summary byBenji Prebyl

IPCOM GMBH & CO. v. HTC CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2016-1474 (Fed. Cir. July 7, 2017).  Before Prost, Clevenger, and Chen.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Inter Partes Reexamination; Claim Construction)  Summary byJay Stelacone

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)  Summary by:  Nat McQueen

NEXLEARN, LLC V. ALLEN INTERACTIONS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-2170, 2221 (Fed. Cir. June 19, 2017).  Before Moore, Schall, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Kan. (Judge Melgren).  (Personal Jurisdiction)  Summary by:  Jacob Beers

OUTDRY TECHNOLOGIES CORP. v. GEOX S.P.A., Appeal No. 2016-1769 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2017).  Before Dyk, Moore, and Reyna.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Daniel Mooney

CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION v. TRUE HEALTH DIAGNOSTICS, LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1766 (Fed. Cir. June 16, 2017).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from N.D. Ohio (Judge Gaughan).  (§101 Subject Matter Eligibility)  Summary by:  Megan Doughty

EMERACHEM HOLDINGS, LLC v. VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1984 (Fed. Cir. June 15, 2017).  Before Moore, Clevenger, and Chen.  On appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Notice And Opportunity To Respond In IPR Reviews)   Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

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)  Summary byDonna Mason

NEW WORLD INT’L, INC. v. FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC., Appeal No. 2016-2097 (Fed. Cir. June 8, 2017).  Before Prost, Bryson, and Wallach.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge Lynn).  (Personal Jurisdiction)   Summary by:  John Hocker

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

MYLAN INSTITUTIONAL LLC. V. AUROBINDO PHARMA LTD., Appeal No. 2017-1645 (Fed. Cir. May 19, 2017).  Before Lourie, Moore, and Reyna.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Schroeder).  (Doctrine of Equivalents in Chemical Cases)  Summary by:  Scott Strickland

JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS, LLC v. FAIRMONT HOLDINGS, LLC.Appeal No. 2016-1089 (Fed. Cir. May 24, 2017) (per curiam)  Appealed from TTAB.  (Likelihood of Confusion Fame) Summary by:  Holly Ford Lewis

AYLUS NETWORKS, INC. v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2016-1599 (Fed. Cir. May 11, 2017).  Before Moore, Linn, and Stoll.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Chen).  (IPR Prosecution History Estoppel)  Summary by:  Brian Repper

IN RE AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1092 (Fed. Cir. May 5, 2017).  Before Taranto, Chen, and Stoll.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Estoppel Under Pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. §317(b))  Summary by:  Jason French

ROVALMA, S.A. v. BOHLER-EDELSTAHL GMBH & CO. KG, Appeal No. 2016-2233 (Fed. Cir. May 11, 2017).  Before Wallach, Taranto and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB. (Inter Partes Review)

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)  Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

HELSINN HEALTHCARE S.A. v. TEVA PHARM. USA, INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-1284, -1787 (Fed. Cir. May 1, 2017).  Before Dyk, Mayer, O’Malley.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Cooper).  (On-Sale Bar)  Summary by:  Molly Chen

RECOGNICORP, LLC v. NINTENDO CO., LTD., Appeal No. 2016-1499 (Fed. Cir. April 28, 2017).  Before Lourie, Reyna, and Stoll.  Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Jones).  (Subject Matter Eligibility)  Summary by:  Christopher J. Wheeler

NICHIA CORPORATION V. EVERLIGHT AMERICAS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-1585, 2016-1618 (Fed. Cir. April 28, 2017).  Before Reyna, Hughes and Stoll.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap).  (Injunctive Relief)  Summary byDonna Mason

PHIL-INSUL CORP. v. AIRLITE PLASTICS CO., Appeal No. 2016-1982 (Fed. Cir. April 17, 2017).  Before O’Malley, Bryson and Wallach.  Appealed from D. Neb. (Judge Bataillon).  (Collateral Estoppel)  Summary by:  Joel Gotkin

REMBRANDT WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES, LP v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD., Appeal No. 2016-1729 (Fed. Cir. April 17, 2017).  Before Taranto, Chen and Stoll.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Gilstrap, J.)  (Patent Marking – Pre-Notice Damages)  Summary by:  John Hocker

CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.A.R.L v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2015-2037 (Fed. Cir. April 14, 2017).  Before O’Malley, Bryson, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap).  (Claim Construction)  Summary by:  Vishak Ganesh

NOVARTIS AG v. TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS, Appeal No. 2016-1352 (Fed. Cir. April 12, 2017).  Before Taranto, Chen, and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Graham Nelson

THE MEDICINES COMPANY v. MYLAN, INC., Appeal Nos. 15-1113, 15-1151, 15-1181 (Fed. Cir. April 6, 2017).  Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge Eve).  (Claim Construction)  Summary by:  Bryan Hsu

WASICA FINANCE GMBH v. CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-2078, 2015-2079, 2015-2093, and 2015-2096 (Fed. Cir. April 4, 2017).  Before Prost, Schall, and Chen.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Claim Construction)  Summary by:  Brian Repper

ASETEK DANMARK A/S V. CMI USA INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-1026, 2016-1183 (Fed. Cir. April 3, 2017).  Before Prost, Newman and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Tigar).  (Injunctions)

IN RE CHUDIK, Appeal No. 2016-1817 (Fed. Cir. March 27, 2017).  Before Dyk, Reyna, and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (AnticipationSummary byBenji Prebyl

MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION v. EVE-USA, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1470, -1554, -1556 (Fed. Cir. March 16, 2017).  Before Lourie, Moore, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Or. (Judge Mosman).  (Damages)  Summary by:  Christopher Wheeler

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2016-1077 (Fed. Cir. March 7, 2017).  Before Chen, Prost, and Wallach.  Appealed from D. Md. (Judge Grimm).  (Rule 54(b) Certification; Collateral Estoppel)  Summary by:  Jay Stelacone

THALES VISIONIX INC. v. UNITED STATES, Appeal Nos. 2015-5150. (Fed. Cir. March 8, 2017).  Before Moore, Wallach and Stoll.  Appealed from Ct. Fed. Claims (Judge Moore).  (Patent-Eligible Subject Matter).  Summary by:  David Zibelli

PRISM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC vs. SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. Appeal No. 2016-1456, 1457 (Fed. Cir. March 6, 2017). Before Taranto, Linn and Chen.  Appealed from D.  Neb. (Judge Strom). Summary byHolly Ford Lewis

LOS ANGELES BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT HARBOR-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER v. ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, Appeal No. 2016-1518 (Fed. Cir. February 28, 2017).  Before Newman, Bryson, and Moore.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Claim Construction; Obviousness). Summary byMegan Doughty

ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. v. STRAVA, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1475 (Fed. Cir. February 27, 2017).  Before O’Malley, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness Rationale). Summary byMolly Chen

SECURE AXCESS, LLC v. PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Appeal No. 2016-1353 (Fed. Cir. February 21, 2017).  Before Judges Lourie, Plager, and Taranto.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Covered Business Method Review)

METALCRAFT OF MAYVILLE, INC. v. THE TORO COMPANY ET AL, Appeal Nos. 2016-2433, 2514 (Fed. Cir. February 16, 2017).  Before Moore, Hughes, and Stoll.  On appeal from E.D. Wis. (Chief Judge Randa).  (Preliminary Injunctions)

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES v. PROMEGA, No. 14-1538 (U.S. February 22, 2017).  Sotomayor, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, Thomas, Alito.  Appealed from Fed. Cir. (Judges Prost, Meyer, Chen).  (Infringement)

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES v. PROMEGA事件、整理番号14-1538 (米国、2017年2月22日)。Sotomayor裁判官による賛成意見執筆、Kennedy裁判官、Ginsburg裁判官、Breyer裁判官、Kagan裁判官、Thomas裁判官、Alito裁判官。連邦巡回(Prost裁判官、Meyer裁判官、Chen裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。

ORGANIK KIMYA, SAN. VE TIC. A.S. v. ITC, Appeal No. 2015-1774, 1833 (Fed. Cir. February 15, 2017) (Lourie, Mayer, and O’Malley).  Appealed from the U.S. ITC.  (Sanctions)

XILINX, INC. v. PAPST LICENSING GMBH & Co. KG, Appeal No. 2015-1919 (Fed. Cir. February 15, 2017).  Before Prost, Newman, and Dyk.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Koh).  (Declaratory Judgment Jurisdiction)

PERSONAL WEB TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, v. APPLE, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1174 (Fed. Cir. February 14, 2017).  Before Taranto, Chen and Stoll.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  (Obviousness)

MPHJ TECH. INVESTMENTS, LLC v. RICOH AMS. CORP., Appeal No. 2016-1243 (Fed. Cir. February 13, 2017).  Before Newman, Lourie, and O’Malley.  Appealed from P.T.A.B.  (Claim Construction)

SHIRE DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Appeal No. 2016‑1785 (Fed. Cir. February 10, 2017).  Before Prost, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from S.D. Fla. (Judge Middlebrooks).  (Claim Construction Consisting Of/Markush Group)

CUMBERLAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC. v. MYLAN INSTITUTIONAL LLC, Appeal Nos. 2016-1155, -1259 (Fed. Cir. January 26, 2017).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge Pallmeyer).  (Derivation; Obviousness)

TINNUS ENTERPRISES, LLC v. TELEBRANDS CORPORATION, Appeal Nos. 2016-1410. (Fed. Cir. January 24, 2017).  Before Moore, Wallach and Stoll.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Schroeder).  (Preliminary Injunction)

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY v. TEVA PARENTERAL MEDICINES, INC., Appeal No. 2015-2067 (Fed. Cir. January 12, 2017).  Before Prost, Newman and Dyk.  Appealed from S.D. Ind. (Judge Pratt).  (Induced Infringement)

PHIGENIX, INC. v. IMMUNOGEN, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1544 (Fed. Cir. January 9, 2017) (Dyk, Wallach and Hughes).  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in IPR2014-00676.  (Standing)

WALKER v HSN, Appeal No. 2015-1676 (Fed. Cir. January 6, 2017).  Before Reyna, Hughes and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Colo. (Judge Martinez).  (Sanctions)

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)

IN RE: VAN OS, Appeal No. 2015-1975 (Fed. Cir. January 3, 2017).  Before Newman, Moore and Wallach.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)

IN RE ETHICON, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1696 (Fed. Cir. January 3, 2017).  Before Newman, Lourie, and Dyk.  On appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)

D’AGOSTINO v. MASTERCARD INT’L INC., Appeal No. 2016-1592, 1593 (Fed. Cir. December 22, 2016).  Before Taranto, Linn and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim Construction)

U.S. WATER SERVICES, INC. v. NOVOZYMES A/S, Appeal Nos. 2015-1950, 1967 (Fed. Cir. December 15, 2016).  Before Wallach, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from W.D. Wis. (Judge Peterson).  (Invalidity; Inequitable Conduct)

UNITED CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS, INC. v. TILE TECH, INC., Appeal No. 2016-1392 (Fed. Cir. December 15, 2016).  Before Moore, Wallach, and Stoll.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Real).  (Default Judgment For Discovery Misconduct)

MEDGRAPH, INC. v. MEDTRONIC, INC., Appeal No. 2015-2019 (Fed. Cir. December 13, 2016).  Before Taranto, Plager and Lourie.  Appealed from W.D.N.Y. (Judge Larimer).  (Direct Infringement)

POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. v. FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTL. INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1329, 2015-1388 (Fed. Cir. December 12, 2016).  Before Prost, Schall and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Inducement)

IN RE NUVASIVE, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1670 (Fed. Cir. December 7, 2016).  Before Moore, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Waiver and Obviousness)

ASETEK DANMARK A/S v. CMI USA INC., Appeal Nos. 2016-1026, -1183 (Fed. Cir. December 6, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Tigar).  (Non-Party Injunction Scope)

APPLE, INC. v. AMERANTH, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1703, 2015-1704 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 29, 2016).  Before Reyna, Chen, Stoll.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Subject Matter Eligibility)

UNWIRED PLANET, LLC v. GOOGLE INC., Appeal No. 2015-1812 (Fed. Cir. November 21, 2016).  Before Reyna, Plager, and Hughes.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (CBM Review)

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)

PERFECT SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, INC. v. OLYMPUS AMERICA, INC., Appeal No. 2015-2043 (Fed. Cir. November 15, 2016).  Before Moore, Schall, and O’Malley.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Diligence in Reduction to Practice)

CHRISTIAN FAITH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH  v. ADIDAS AG., Appeal No. 2016-1296 (Fed. Cir. November 14, 2016) Before Reyna, Hughes and Stoll.  Appealed from TTAB.  (Use In Commerce)

IN RE NUVASIVE, Appeal Nos. 2015-1672, -1673 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 9, 2016).  Before Moore, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Due Process)

REG SYNTHETIC FUELS, LLC v. NESTE OIL OYJ, Appeal No. 15-1773 (Fed. Cir. November 8, 2016).  Before Prost, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Conception of Invention; Evidence)

AMDOCS (ISRAEL) Ltd. v. OPENET TELECOM, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1180 (Fed. Cir. November 1, 2016).  Before Newman, Plager, and Reyna.  On appeal from E.D. Va (Judge Brinkema).  (Subject Matter Eligibility – Abstract Idea)

IN RE EFTHYMIOPOULOS, Appeal No. 2016-1003 (Fed. Cir. October 18, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, and Bryson.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Obviousness)

MASS. INST. OF TECH. v. SHIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, Appeal No. 2015-1881 (Fed. Cir. October 13, 2016).  Before O’Malley, Chen, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Wolf).  (Prosecution History Disclaimer)

APPLE, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELEC. CO., LTD., Appeal Nos. 2015-1171, 2015-1195, 2015-1994 (Fed. Cir. October 7, 2016).  En Banc.  Appealed from N.D. Cal (Judge Koh).  (Review Standard)

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. SYMANTEC CORP., Appeal Nos. 2015-1769, -1770, -1771 (Fed. Cir. September 30, 2016).  Before Dyk, Mayer, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Subject Matter Eligibility)

HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD. v. ATHENA AUTOMATION LTD., Appeal Nos. 2015-1726, 2015-1727 (Fed. Cir. September 23, 2016).  Before Lourie, Plager, and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Inter Partes Review; Incorporation By Reference)

AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC v. DIRECTV, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2015-1845, 2015-1846, 2015-1847, 2015-1848. (Fed. Cir. September 23, 2016).  Before Prost, Bryson and Wallach.  Appealed from W.D. Tex. (Judge Smith).  (Subject Matter Eligibility)

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)

CLASSCO, INC. v. APPLE, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1853 (Fed. Cir. September 22, 2016).  Before Taranto, Bryson, and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness)

MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AM. INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1080 through -1090 and -1092 through -1101 (Fed. Cir. September 13, 2016).  Before Reyna, Taranto, and Stoll.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Wu).  (Subject Matter Eligibility)

DYNAMIC 3D GEOSOLUTIONS LLC v. SCHLUMBERGER, Appeal Nos. 2015-1628, 2015-1629 (Fed. Cir. September 12, 2016).  Before Lourie, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appealed from W.D. Tex. (Judge Yeakel).  (Conflict of Interest)

STRYKER CORP. v. ZIMMER, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1668 (Fed. Cir. September 12, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, and Hughes.  On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court.  (Enhanced Damages)

UCB, INC. v. YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD., Appeal No. 2015-1957 (Fed. Cir. September 8, 2016).  Before Newman, Lourie and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Brinkema).  (Claim Construction; Prosecution Estoppel)

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO., LTD. v. ASETEK DANMARK A/S, Appeal No. 2015-1597 (Fed. Cir. September 8, 2016).  Before Prost, Linn and Taranto.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge O’Grady).  (Declaration Judging Jurisdiction)

VERITAS TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. VEEAM SOFTWARE CORP., Appeal No. 2015-1894 (Fed. Cir. August 30, 2016).  Before Lourie, O’Malley and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness; IPR Substitute Claims)

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)

ARENDI S.A.R.L. v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2015-2073 (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2016).  Before Moore, Linn and O’Malley.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)

VAPOR POINT LLC v. MOORHEAD, Appeal No. 2015-1801-2003 (Fed. Cir. August 10, 2016).  Before O’Malley, Chen, and Stoll (per curiam).  Appealed from S.D. Tex. (Judge Gilmore).  (Inventorship)

IN RE: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1050, -1058 (Fed. Cir. August 9, 2016).  Before Prost, Bryson, and Wallach.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)

HALO ELECTRONICS, INC. v. PULSE ELECTRONICS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1472, 2013-1656. (Fed. Cir. August 5, 2016).  Before Lourie, O’Malley and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Nev. (Judge Pro).  (Enhanced Damages)

MULTILAYER STRETCH CLING FILM HOLDINGS, INC. v. BERRY PLASTICS CORP., Appeal No. 2015-1420, 1477 (Fed. Cir. August 4, 2016) (Dyk, Plager and Taranto).  Appealed from W.D. Tenn. (Judge Young).  (Claim Construction)

WI-LAN USA, INC. v. APPLE, INC, Appeal No. 2015-1256 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2016).  Before Lourie, Bryson and Chen.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Sabraw).  (Waiver)

IN RE: MAGNUM OIL TOOLS INTERNATIONAL, LTD., Appeal No. 2015-1300 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2016).  Before Newman, O’Malley and Chen.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Inter Partes Review; Obviousness)

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)

UNWIRED PLANET, LLC v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2015-1725 (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2016).  Before Moore, Bryson, and Reyna.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Chhabria).  (Claim Construction)

POLAR ELECTRO OY v. SUUNTO OY, Appeal No. 2015-1930 (Fed. Cir. July 20, 2016).  Before Newman, Lourie, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet).  (Personal Jurisdiction)

WBIP, LLC v. KOHLER CO., Appeal No. 2015-1038, -1044 (Fed. Cir. July 19, 2016).  Before Moore, O’Malley, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Gorton).  (Obviousness; Secondary Considerations)

THE MEDICINES COMPANY v. HOSPIRA, INC., Appeal Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504 (Fed. Cir. July 11, 2016).  Before Prost, Newman, Lourie, Dyk, Moore, O’Malley, Reyna, Wallach, Taranto, Chen, Hughes, and Stoll (en banc).  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (§102(b) On-Sale Bar)

RAPID LITIGATION MANAGEMENT LTD. v. CELLZDIRECT, INC., Appeal No. 2015‑1570 (Fed. Cir. July 5, 2016).  Before Prost, Moore and Stoll.  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge Shadur).  (Patent Eligible Subject Matter, Law of Nature)

OAKVILLE HILLS CELLAR, INC. v. GEORGALLIS HOLDINGS, LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1103 (Fed. Cir. June 24, 2016).  Before Lourie, Moore, and Chen.  Appealed from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  (Likelihood of Confusion)

BASCOM GLOBAL INTERNET SERVICES, INC. v. AT&T MOBILITY LLC, Appeal No. 2015-1763 (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016).  Before Newman, O’Malley and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge Lynn).  (Patent Eligible Subject Matter)

IMMERSION CORP. v. HTC CORP., Appeal No. 2015-1574 (Fed. Cir. June 22, 2016).  Before Prost, Linn, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (35 U.S.C. §120)

ALLIED ERECTING AND DISMANTLING CO., INC. v. GENESIS ATTACHMENTS, LLC, Appeal No. 2015-1533 (Fed. Cir. June 15, 2016).  Before Newman, Dyk, and Wallach.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness)

GENZYME THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP v. BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1720, 1721 (Fed. Cir. June 14, 2016).  Before Moore, Bryson, and Reyna.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board).  (Inter Partes Review)

SAS INSTITUTE, INC. V. COMPLEMENTSOFT, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2015-1346, 1347 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2016).  Before Newman, Chen, and Stoll.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Claim Construction)

WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. v. NUVASIVE, INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1576, -1577, (Fed. Cir. June 3, 2016).  Before Dyk, Lourie, and Reyna.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Bencivengo).  (Induced Infringement)

RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC. v. INNOVATIVE WIRELESS SOLUTIONS, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2015‑1425, 2015-1438 (Fed. Cir. May 31, 2016).  Before Prost, Reyna, Stark.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Yeakel).  (Claim Construction)

PROFECTUS TECHNOLOGY LLC, v. HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., Appeal Nos. 2015-1016, -1018, -1019 (Fed. Cir. May 26, 2016).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Schneider).  (Claim Construction; Summary Judgment)

IN RE: AQUA PRODUCTS, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1177 (Fed. Cir. May 25, 2016).  Before Prost, Reyna and Stark (D. Del., by designation).  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Inter Partes Review)

TLI COMMUNICATIONS LLC v. AV AUTOMOTIVE, L.L.C., Appeal Nos. 2015-1372, -1376-1379, -1382-1385, -1417, -1419, -1421 (Fed. Cir. May 17, 2016).  Before Dyk, Schall and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Ellis).  (Patent Eligible Subject Matter)

DIAMOND COATING TECHS., LLC v. HYUNDAI MOTOR AM., Appeal Nos. 2015-1844, 2015-1861(Fed. Cir. May 17, 2016).  Before Wallach, Bryson and Taranto.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge King).  (Patent Assignment Agreements)

INTENDIS GMBH v. GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS INC., USA, Appeal No. 15-1902 (Fed. Cir. May 16, 2016).  Before Prost, Moore, Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Doctrine of Equivalents)

MERCK v. HEALTHCARE PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-2063, -2064 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2016).  Before Dyk, Mayer, Hughes.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (§102(b) On-Sale Bar)

HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP. v. ZIMMER, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1232, -1234, -1239 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2016).  Before O’Malley, Plager and Wallach.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Wigenton).  (Claim ConstructionDoctrine of Equivalents)

ENFISH, LLC v. MICROSOFT CORP., Appeal No. 2015-1244 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2016).  Before Moore, Tanto, and Hughes.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Pfaelzer).  (Patentable Subject Matter)

INTELLIGENT BIO-SYSTEMS, INC. v. ILLUMINA CAMBRIDGE LTD., Appeal No. 2015-1693 (Fed. Cir. May 9, 2016).  Before O’Malley, Wallach and Hughes.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Inter Partes Review)

MANKES v. VIVID SEATS LTD., Appeal Nos. 2015-1500, 2015-1501 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016).  Before Taranto, Schall, and Chen.  Appealed from E.D.N.C. (Judge Flanagan).  (Divided Infringement)

SPORT DIMENSION, INC. V. THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1553 (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2016).  Before Moore, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from C. D. Cal. (Judge O’Connell).  (Design patent Claim Construction)

IN RE: MAN MACHINE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Appeal No. 2015-1562 (Fed. Cir. April 19, 2016).  Before Lourie, O’Malley and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim Construction)

GENETIC TECH. LTD. v. MERIAL L.L.C., Appeal Nos. 2015-1202 and 2015-1203 (Fed. Cir. April 8, 2016).  Before Prost, Dyk, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Patent Eligibility)

REMBRANDT VISION TECHS., L.P. v. JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1079 (Fed. Cir. April 7, 2016).  Before Dyk, Moore, and Stoll.  Appealed from M.D. Fla. (Judge Corrigan).  (Rule 60(b) Motion)

HIGH POINT SARL v. SPRINT NEXTEL CORP., Appeal No. 2015-1298 (Fed. Cir. April 5, 2016).  Before Reyna, Mayer, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Kan. (Judge Murguia).  (Equitable Estoppel)

CARDPOOL, INC. v. PLASTIC JUNGLE, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1562 (Fed. Cir. April 5, 2016).  Before Newman, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Alsup).  (Vacatur, Res Judicata)

NOBLE HOUSE HOME FURNISHINGS, LLC v. FLOORCO ENTERPRISES, LLC, Cancellation No. 92057394 (TTAB April 4, 2016).  Before Bergsman, Wolfson, and Heasley.  (Trademark Ownership)

SIMPLEAIR, INC. v. SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB, Appeal No. 2015-1251, -1253 (Fed. Cir. April 1, 2016).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Gilstrap).  (Claim Construction)

CLARE v. CHRYSLER GROUP LLC, Appeal No. 2015-1199 (Fed. Cir. March 31, 2016).  Before Prost, Moore, and Wallach.  Appealed from E.D. Mich. (Judge Edmunds).  (Claim Construction)

ROMAG FASTENERS, INC. v. FOSSIL, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1856 (Fed. Cir. March 31, 2016).  Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Conn. (Judge Bond Arterton).  (Trademark Infringement Damages)

SHAW INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC. v. AUTOMATED CREEL SYSTEMS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1116, 2015-1119. (Fed. Cir. March 23, 2016).  Before Moore, Reyna and Wallach.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (IPR, Obviousness)

ACORDA THERAPEUTICS INC. v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Appeal Nos. 2015‑1456, 1460 (Fed. Cir. March 18, 2016).  Before Newman, O’Malley and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judges Stark & Sleet).  (Personal Jurisdiction)

HALO CREATIVE & DESIGN LIMITED v. COMPTOIR DES INDES INC., Appeal No. 2015‑1375 (Fed. Cir. March 14, 2016) (Dyk, Mayer and Hughes).  Appealed from N.D. Ill. (Judge Leinenweber).  (Forum Non Conveniens)

BLUE CALYPSO, LLC. v. GROUPON, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1399, 2015-1401 (Fed. Cir. March 1, 2016).  Before Reyna, Schall, and Chen.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Public Availability of Prior Art Publication)

LUMINARA WORLDWIDE, LLC v. LIOWN ELECTRONICS CO. LTD., Appeal No. 2015-1671 (Fed. Cir. February 29, 2016).  Before Moore, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from D. Minn. (Judge Nelson).  (Standing)

IN RE SMITH, Appeal No. 2015-1664 (Fed. Cir. March 10, 2016).  Before Moore, Hughes and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Patentable Subject Matter – Alice)

EON CORP. IP HOLDINGS LLC v. SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1237 (Fed. Cir. February 29, 2016).  Before Prost, Bryson, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Love).  (Claim Construction)

 APPLE INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Appeal Nos. 2015-1171, -1195, and -1994 (Fed. Cir. February 26, 2016).  Before Prost, Dyk, and Reyna.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Koh).  (Obviousness)

PPC BROADBAND, INC. v. CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS RF, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2015-1361, 1364, 1366, 1368, 1369 (Fed. Cir. February 22, 2016).  Before Moore, O’Malley, and Wallach.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Inter Partes Review; Claim Construction)

THE OHIO WILLOW WOOD COMPANY v. ALPS SOUTH, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2015-1132, 2015-1133 (Fed. Cir. February 19, 2016).  Before Dyk, Bryson, and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D. Ohio (Judge Frost).  (Inequitable Conduct)

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)

LISMONT v. ALEXANDER BINZEL CORP. Appeal No. 2014-1846 (Fed. Cir. February 16, 2016).  Before Lourie, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Davis).  (Laches-Correction Of Inventorship)

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2014-1617 and 1619 (Fed. Cir. February 12, 2016).  Decided en banc, majority opinion by Taranto.  Appealed from S.D. Ohio (Judge Barrett).  (Patent Exhaustion)

NIKE, INC. v. ADIDAS AG, Appeal No. 2014-1719 (Fed. Cir. February 11, 2016).  Before Chen, Mayer, and Stoll.  Appealed from P.T.A.B.  (Inter Partes Review)

CONVOLVE, INC. v. COMPAQ COMPUTER CORP., Appeal No. 2014-1732 (Fed. Cir. February 10, 2016).  Before Dyk, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Daniels).  (Claim Construction-Intervening Rights)

TRANSWEB, LLC v. 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO., Appeal No. 2014-1646 (Fed. Cir. February 10, 2016).  Before Wallach, Bryson, and Hughes.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Hochberg).  (Prior Use Corroboration)

SYNOPSYS, INC. v. MENTOR GRAPHICS CORP., Appeal Nos. 2014-1516, 2014-1530. (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2016).  Before Newman, Dyk and Wallach.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Inter Partes Review)

ROSEBUD LMS INC., v. ADOBE SYSTEMS INC., Appeal No. 2015-1428 (Fed. Cir. February 9, 2016 ).  Before Moore, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Actual Knowledge)

TRIREME MEDICAL, LLC v. ANGIOSCORE, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1504 (Fed. Cir. February 5, 2016).  Before Prost, Dyk, and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Beeler).  (Assignment)

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK v. SYMANTEC CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2015-1146 (Fed. Cir. February 2, 2016).  Before Dyk, Prost, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Spencer).  (Claim Construction)

PURDUE PHARMA L.P. v. EPIC PHARMA, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2014-1294, etc. (Fed. Cir. Feb. 1, 2016).  Before Prost, Reyna and Stark (D. Del., by designation).  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Stein).  (Anticipation; Obviousness:  Problem Source Discovery)

AKZO NOBEL COATINGS, INC. v. DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, Appeal No. 2015-1331, 2015-1389 (Fed. Cir. January 29, 2016) (Lourie, Reyna and Chen).  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Claim Construction)

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2015-1280 (Fed. Cir. January 29, 2016).  Before Moore, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (IPR Privity)

AVID TECHNOLOGY. INC. v. HARMONIC, INC., Appeal No. 2015-1246 (Fed. Cir. January 29, 2016).  Before Reyna, Taranto, Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet).  (Claim Construction)

LUMEN VIEW TECHNOLOGY LLC v. FINDTHEBEST.COM, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1275, 2015-1325 (Fed. Cir. January 22, 2016).  Before Lourie, Moore and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Cote).  (Award of Attorney’s Fees)

ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. v. COVIDIEN LP, Appeal No. 2014-1771 (Fed. Cir. January 13, 2016). Before Newman, Dyk and Taranto. Appealed from PTAB.  (Inter Partes Review)

WI-LAN, INC. v. APPLE INC., Appeal Nos. 2014-1437, 1485 (Fed. Cir. January 8, 2016).  Before Reyna, Wallach, and Hughes. Appealed from E.D. Tex (Judge Gilstrap).  (Claim Construction Post-Verdict)

IN RE URBANSKI, Appeal No. 2015-1272 (Fed. Cir. January 8, 2016).  Before Lourie, Bryson, and Chen.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)