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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CELLSPIN SOFT, INC v. FITBIT, INC, Appeal Nos. 2018-1817 and 1819-26 (Fed. Cir. June 25, 2019) (Lourie, O’Malley, and Taranto).  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Rogers).  (Subject Matter EligibilitySummary by:  Matt Stanford

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. v. ELM 3DS INNOVATIONS, LLC, Appeal No. 2017-2474 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2019).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim ConstructionSummary byGary Koo

SONY CORP. v. IANCU, Appeal No. 2018-1172 (Fed. Cir. May 22, 2019).  Before Prost, Newman, and Dyk.  Appealed from PTAB. (Claim Construction) Summary by:  Jacob Beers

SONY CORP. v. IANCU事件、上訴番号2018-1172(CAFC、2019年5月22日)。Prost裁判官、Newman裁判官、Dyk裁判官による審理。PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。(クレームの解釈) Jacob Beers氏による要約

QUEST INTEGRITY USA, LLC v. COKEBUSTERS USA INC.,  Appeal No. 2017-2423 (Fed. Cir. May 21, 2019).  Before Dyk, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Sham Affidavit Doctrine)  Summary by:  Donald Raymond

QUEST INTEGRITY USA, LLC v. COKEBUSTERS USA INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2423(CAFC、2019年5月21日)。Dyk裁判官、Taranto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(Robinson裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(偽りの宣誓供述書の教理(SHAM AFFIDAVIT DOCTRINE)) Donald Raymond氏による要約

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) Summary by:  Megan Doughty

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) Megan Doughtyによる要約

BRADIUM TECHNOLOGIES LLC. v. IANCU, Appeal Nos. 2017-2579, 2017-2580 (Fed. Cir. May 13, 2019).  Before Moore, Reyna and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Claim Construction)  Summary byAshley Yeum

BRADIUM TECHNOLOGIES LLC. v. IANCU事件、上訴番号2017-2579、2017-2580 (CAFC、2019年5月13日)。Moore裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Chen裁判官による審理。PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。 (クレームの解釈Ashley Yeum氏による要約

AMGEN INC. v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal No. 2018-1551 (Fed. Cir. May 8, 2019).  Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Reyna.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Seeborg).  (Claim Construction) Summary by:  Jason French

AMGEN INC. v. SANDOZ INC.事件、上訴番号2018-1551(CAFC、2019年5月8日)。 Lourie裁判官、O’Malley裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。 カリフォルニア州北部地区地方裁判所(Seeborg裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(クレームの解釈Jason French氏による要約

ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC., v. ACTAVIS LLC, Appeal No. 2018-1054 (Fed. Cir. May 3, 2019).  Before Wallach, Clevenger and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews). (Claim Construction; Obviousness) Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC., v. ACTAVIS LLC事件、上訴番号2018-1054(CAFC、2019年5月3日)。Wallach裁判官、Clevenger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(Andrews裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(クレームの解釈; 自明性) Patrick Gildeaによる要約

THERMOLIFE INTERNATIONAL LLC v. GNC CORPORATION, Appeal Nos. 2018-1657, 2018-1666 (Fed. Cir. May 1, 2019).  Before Taranto, Bryson, and Stoll.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Sammartino).  (Attorney Fees)  Summary byBenji Prebyl

THERMOLIFE INTERNATIONAL LLC v. GNC CORPORATION事件、上訴番号2018-1657、2018-1666 (CAFC、2019年5月1日)。Taranto裁判官、 Bryson裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。カリフォルニア州南部地区地方裁判所(Sammartino裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。弁護士費用 Benji Prebylによる要約

TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. IBG LLC., Appeal No. 2017-2323 (Fed. Cir. April 30, 2019).  Before Moore, Clevenger, and Wallach.  Appealed from PTAB.  (CBM Review)  Summary byGary Koo

TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. IBG LLC.事件、上訴番号2017-2323(CAFC、2019年4月30日)。Moore裁判官、Clevenger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。CBMレビュー  Gary Kooによる要約

ARCTIC CAT INC. v. GEP POWER PRODUCTS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2018-1520 and 2018-1521 (Fed. Cir. March 26, 2019).  Before Prost, Reyna and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Diligence)   Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

ARCTIC CAT INC. v. GEP POWER PRODUCTS, INC.事件、上訴番号2018-1520および2018-1521(CAFC、2019年3月26日)。Prost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。(勤勉さ) Patrick Gildeaによる要約

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. CREATIVE COMPOUNDS, LLC, Appeal No. 2018-1295 (Fed. Cir. March 15, 2019).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Huff). (Subject Matter Eligibility)   Summary by:  Chris Wheeler

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. CREATIVE COMPOUNDS, LLC事件、 上訴番号2018-1295(CAFC、2019年3月15日)。Moore裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Wallach裁判官による審理。  カリフォルニア州南部地区地方裁判所(Huff裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(特許適格性のある主題) Christopher J. Wheelerによる要約

FOREST LABS., LLC v. SIGMAPHARM LABS., LLC, Appeal Nos. 2017-2369, -2370, -2372, -2373, -2374, -2375, -2376, -2389, -2412, -2436, -2438, -2440, -2441 (Fed. Cir. March 14, 2019).  Before Prost, Dyk, and Moore.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Claim Interpretation; Obviousness)  Summary by:  Molly Chen

FOREST LABS., LLC v. SIGMAPHARM LABS., LLC事件、上訴番号2017-2369、-2370、-2372、-2373、 -2374、-2375、-2376、-2389、-2412、-2436、-2438、-2440、-2441 (CAFC、
2019年3月14日)。Prost裁判官、Dyk裁判官、Moore裁判官による審理。デラウエア州地区地方裁判所(Robinson裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(クレームの解釈; 自明性) Molly Chen氏による要約

CODA DEVELOPMENT S.R.O. v. GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO., Appeal No. 2018-1028 (Fed. Cir. February 22, 2019) (Prost, Wallach, and Hughes)  Appealed from N.D. Ohio (Judge Lioi).  (Motion to Dismiss)  Summary byStephano Salani

CODA DEVELOPMENT S.R.O. v. GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO.事件、上訴番号2018-1028(CAFC、2019年2月22日) (Prost裁判官、Wallach裁判官、 Hughes裁判官による審理。) オハイオ州北部地区地方裁判所(Lioi裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(棄却申し立て) Stephano Salani氏による要約

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 Description; EnablementSummary by:  Bennett David

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) Bennett David氏による要約

ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES LLC, Appeal No. 2017-2508 (Fed. Cir. February 6, 2019).  Before Newman, Lourie, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Talwani).  (§101: Law of Nature)   Summary by:  Jacob Beers

ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES LLC事件、 上訴番号2017-2508(CAFC、2019年2月6日)。 Newman裁判官、Lourie裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。マサチューセッツ州地区地方裁判所(Talwani裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(§101: 自然法則)  Jacob Beers氏による要約

MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS v. RESEARCH CORPORATION TECHNOLOGIES, Appeal No. 2017-2088 (Fed. Cir. February 1, 2019). Before Lourie, Bryson, and Wallach. Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (IPR Joinder/ObviousnessSummary by:  Paige Soon

DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. V. IPS GROUP, INC., Appeals Nos. 2018‑1205 and 2018‑1360 (Fed. Cir. January 31, 2019).  Before Lourie, Dyk, and Taranto.  Appealed from the PTAB and from S.D. Cal. (Judge Bencivengo). (AnticipationSummary by:  James Potts

PRINCETON DIGITAL IMAGE CORP. v. OFFICE DEPOT INC., Appeal No. 2018-1006 (Fed. Cir. January 22, 2019).  Before Dyk, Taranto and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Appellate Jurisdiction)   Summary byDonna Mason

PRINCETON DIGITAL IMAGE CORP. v. OFFICE DEPOT INC.事件、上訴番号2018-1006 (CAFC、2019年1月22日)。Dyk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。(上訴管轄権)  Donna Mason氏による要約

WESTERNGECO L.L.C. v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION,  Appeal Nos. 2013-1527, 2014-1121, -1526, & -1528 (Fed. Cir. January 11, 2019).  Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appealed from S.D. Tex. (Judge Ellison).  (Lost Profits; Intervening Invalidation)   Summary by:  Donald Raymond

WESTERNGECO L.L.C. v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATION事件、上訴番号2013-1527、2014-1121、-1526、& -1528(CAFC、2019年1月11日)。Dyk裁判官、Wallach裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。テキサス州北部地区地方裁判所(Ellison裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(逸失利益; 中断無効化)  Donald Raymond氏による要約

AMERIGEN PHARM. LTD., v. UCB PHARMA GMBH, Appeal No. 2017-2596 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 11, 2019).  Before Lourie, Chen, and Stoll.  Appealed from PTAB. (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Jason French

AMERIGEN PHARM. LTD., v. UCB PHARMA GMBH事件、上訴番号2017-2596(CAFC、2019年1月11日)。Lourie裁判官、 Chen裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。PTABの決定を不服としての上訴。(自明性) Jason French氏による要約

REALTIME DATA, LLC v. IANCU, Appeal No. 2018-1154 (Fed. Cir. January 10, 2019).  Before Dyk, Taranto and Stoll.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Motivation To Combine For ObviousnessSummary byAshley Yeum

REALTIME DATA, LLC v. IANCU事件、上訴番号2018-1154(CAFC、2019年1月10日)。 Dyk裁判官、Taranto裁判官、Stoll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。(自明性における組み合わせの動機付け)   Ashley Yeum氏による要約

AC TECHNOLOGIES S.A. v. AMAZON.COM, INC., Appeal No. 2018-1433 (Fed. Cir. January 9, 2019).  Before Moore, Schall, and Stoll.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (IPR Procedure)  Summary by:  Brian Repper

AC TECHNOLOGIES S.A. v. AMAZON.COM, INC.事件、上訴番号2018-1433(CAFC、2019年1月9日)。Moore裁判官、Schall裁判官、Stoll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。(IPRの手続き) Brian L. Repper氏による要約

In re: MARCO Guldenaar Holding B.V., Appeal No. 2017-2465 (Fed. Cir.    December 28, 2018).  Before Chen, Mayer, and Bryson.  Appealed from the P.T.A.B. (Patent Eligibility)  Summary by:  James Potts

In re: MARCO Guldenaar Holding B.V..事、上訴番号2017-2465(CAFC、2018年12月28日)。Chen裁判官、Mayer裁判官、Bryson裁判官による審理。米国特許庁審判部(PTAB)の決定を不服としての上訴。(特許適格性) James Pottsによる要約

JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. v. PLANO ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGIES LLC, Appeal No. 2016-2700 (Fed. Cir. December 7, 2018).  Before Newman, Wallach and Stoll.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge Godbey).  (Personal Jurisdiction)  Summary by:  Graham Nelson

NOVARTIS AG v. EZRA VENTURES LLC, Appeal No. 2017-2284 (Fed. Cir. December 7, 2018) (Moore, Chen, and Hughes).  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Patent Term Extension) Summary by:  Matt Stanford

JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC. v. PLANO ENCRYPTION TECHNOLOGIES LLC事件、上訴番号2016-2700 (CAFC、2018年12月7日)。Newman裁判官、Wallach裁判官、 Stoll裁判官による審理。テキサス州北部地区地方裁判所(Godbey裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(人的管轄)   B. Graham Nelsonによる要約

MAXCHIEF INVESTMENTS LTD. v. WOK & PAN, IND., INC., Appeal No. 2018-1121 (Fed. Cir. November 29, 2018).  Before Dyk, Reyna and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Tenn. (Greer, J.).  (Declaratory Judgment Personal Jurisdiction)  Summary by:  Joel Gotkin

MAXCHIEF INVESTMENTS LTD. v. WOK & PAN, IND., INC.事件、上訴番号2018-1121 (CAFC、2018年11月29日)。Dyk裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。テネシー州東部地区地方裁判所(Greer裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(確認判決/人的管轄権Joel Gotkin氏による要約

ENPLAS DISPLAY DEVICE CORP. v. SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR CO. LTD., Appeal No. 2016-2599 (Fed. Cir. November 19, 2018).  Before Newman, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from N.D.Cal (Judge Cousins).  (Damages Not Supported By Substantial Evidence)   Summary by:  Jacob Beers

ANCORA TECHS, INC. V. HTC, Appeal No. 2018-1404 (Fed. Cir. November 16, 2018) (Dyk, Wallach, and Taranto) Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Jones).  (Patent Eligibility)  Summary by:  Dae-Gunn Jei

ANCORA TECHS, INC. V. HTC事件、上訴番号2018-1404(CAFC、2018年11月16日) (Dyk裁判官、Wallach裁判官、Taranto裁判官による審理) ワシントン州西部地区地方裁判所(Jones裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(特許適格性Dae-Gunn Jei氏による要約

ARISTA NETWORKS, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2017-1525, 1577 (Fed. Cir. November 9, 2018).  Before Prost, Schall, and Chen.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Assignor Estoppel)  Summary by:  Christopher J. Wheeler

ACCELERATION BAY, LLC v. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC., Appeal No. 2017-2084 (Fed. Cir. November 6, 2018)  (Prost, Moore, and Reyna)  Appealed from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  (Preamble And Printed Publications)   Summary byStephano Salani

ACCELERATION BAY, LLC v. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2084(CAFC、2018年11月6日)  (Prost裁判官、Moore裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理)  米国特許商標庁の決定を不服としての上訴。(序文と印刷刊行物)  Stephano Salani氏による要約

ARCELORMITTAL v. AK STEEL CORP., Appeal No. 2017-1637 (Fed. Cir. November 5, 2018).  Before Reyna, Wallach, and Hughes.  On appeal from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Collateral Estoppel) Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

ARCELORMITTAL v. AK STEEL CORP.事件、上訴番号2017-1637(CAFC、2018年11月5日)。Reyna裁判官、Wallach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(Robinson裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。争点効(Collateral Estoppel)  Harris Pitlick氏による要約

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal No. 2017-1575 (Fed. Cir. October 12, 2018).  Before Reyna, Bryson, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet).  (Obviousness) Summary by:  Megan Doughty

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. v. SANDOZ INC.事件、上訴番号2017-1575(CAFC、2018年10月12日)。Reyna裁判官、Bryson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(Sleet裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(自明性)  Megan Doughtyによる要約

ROCHE MOLECULAR SYS., INC. v. CEPHEID, Appeal No. 2017-1690 (Fed. Cir. October 9, 2018).  Before O’Malley, Reyna, and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Ca. (Magistrate Judge Laporte). (Subject Matter Ineligibility)  Summary by:  Molly Chen

ROCHE MOLECULAR SYS., INC. v. CEPHEID事件、上訴番号2017-1690(CAFC、2018年10月9日)。O’Malley裁判官、Reyna裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。カリフォルニア州北部地区地方裁判所(Laporte治安判事)の判決を不服としての上訴。Molly Chen氏による要約

DATA ENGINE TECH. LLC v. GOOGLE LLC, Appeal No. 2017-1135 (Fed. Cir. October 9, 2018) (Reyna, Bryson, and Stoll).  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Patent Eligibility)    Summary by:  Matt Stanford

DATA ENGINE TECH. LLC v. GOOGLE LLC事件、上訴番号2017-1135(CAFC、2018年10月9日) Reyna裁判官、Bryson裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。デラウエア地区地方裁判所(Stark裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(特許適格性)  Matt Stanfordによる要約

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INT’L, INC. v. IANCU, Appeal No. 2017-1962 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 1, 2018).  Before Prost, Moore, and Reyna.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Priority Claim)  Summary by:  Jason French

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES INT’L, INC. v. IANCU事件、上訴番号2017-1962(CAFC、2018年10月1日)。Prost裁判官、Moore裁判官、Reyna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。Jason French氏による要約

GUST, INC. v. ALPHACAP VENTURES, LLC, Appeal No. 2017-2414 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 28, 2018).  Before Wallach, Linn, and Hughes.  On appeal from S.D.N.Y. (Senior Judge Cote).  (Attorney Sanctions For Violations Of 28 USC §1927)  Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

GUST, INC. v. ALPHACAP VENTURES, LLC事件、上訴番号2017-2414(CAFC、2018年9月28日)。Wallach裁判官、Linn裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。ニューヨーク州南部地区地方裁判所(Cote上席裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。 Harris Pitlick氏による要約

HYATT v. UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, Appeal No. 2017-1722 (Fed. Cir. September 24, 2018).  Before Reyna, Wallach, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Nev. (Judge Jones).  (Subject Matter Jurisdiction)  Summary byJay Stelacone

OREXO AB v. ACTAVIS ELIZABETH LLC, Appeal No. 2017-1333 (Fed. Cir. September 10, 2018).  Before Newman, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Obviousness)  Summary byBenji Prebyl

OREXO AB v. ACTAVIS ELIZABETH LLC事件、上訴番号2017-1333(CAFC、2018年9月10日)。Newman裁判官、Hughes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(Robinson裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。 (自明性)  Benji Prebylによる要約

WORLDS INC. v. BUNGIE, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1481 (Fed. Cir. September 7, 2018).  Before Prost, O’Malley and Taranto.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Real Party in Interest)  Summary byDonna Mason

WORLDS INC. v. BUNGIE, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-1481(CAFC、2018年9月7日)。Prost裁判官、O’Malley裁判官、Taranto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。(実質的利害当事者)  Donna Mason氏による要約

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES v. T-MOBILE, Appeal Nos. 2017-2434, 2017-2435 (Fed. Cir. September 4, 2018).  Before Prost, Moore, and Reyna.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Claim ConstructionSummary by:  Paige Soon

CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.A.R.L. v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2017-2102 (Fed. Cir. August 16, 2018).  Before Reyna, Bryson, and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Cousins, J.).  (Implied Waiver)  Summary by:  Jacob Beers

CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.A.R.L. v. APPLE INC.事件、上訴番号2017-2102(CAFC、2018年8月16日)。Reyna裁判官、Bryson裁判官、Hughes裁判官による審理。カリフォルニア州北部地区地方裁判所(Cousins裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(暗黙の権利放棄) Jacob Beers氏による要約

IN RE: REMBRANDT TECH. LP PATENT LITIGATION, Appeal No. 2017-1784 (Fed. Cir. July 27, 2018).  Before O’Malley, Mayer and Reyna.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet).  (35 U.S.C. §285 – EXCEPTIONAL CASE) Summary by:  Patrick Gildea

IN RE: REMBRANDT TECH. LP PATENT LITIGATION事件、上訴番号2017-1784(CAFC、2018年7月27日)。O’Malley裁判官、 Mayer裁判官、Reyna裁判官による審理。デラウエア州地区地方裁判所(Sleet裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(35 U.S.C. §285 – 例外である案件) Patrick Gildeaによる要約

 ZUP, LLC v. NASH MANUFACTURING, INC., Appeal No. 2017-1601 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2018).  Before Prost, Newman, and Lourie.  Appealed from E.D. Virginia (Judge Hudson).  (Obviousness)  Summary by:  Jason French

ZUP, LLC v. NASH MANUFACTURING, INC.事件、上訴番号2017-1601(CAFC、2018年7月25日)。Prost裁判官、Newman裁判官、Lourie裁判官による審理。バージニア州東部地区地方裁判所(Hudson裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(自明性Jason French氏による要約

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)   Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

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)   Harris Pitlick氏による要約

BLACKBIRD TECH LLC v. ELB ELECTRONICS INC., Appeal No. 2017-1703 (Fed. Cir. July 16, 2018).  Before Prost, Moore, and Reyna.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews). (Claim ConstructionSummary by:  Paige Soon

BLACKBIRD TECH LLC v. ELB ELECTRONICS INC.事件、上訴番号2017-1703(CAFC、2018年7月16日)。Prost裁判官、Moore裁判官、Reyna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。 (クレームの解釈) Paige Soon氏による要約

SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Appeal Nos. 2018-1638 to -1643 (Fed. Cir. July 20, 2018).  Before Dyk, Moore, and Reyna.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Tribal Sovereign Immunity) Summary by:  Celeste Walker

SAINT REGIS MOHAWK TRIBE v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.事件、上訴番号 2018-1638至1643(CAFC、2018年7月20日)。Dyk裁判官、Moore裁判官、Reyna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。 (アメリカンインディアンの部族に対する主権免除) Celeste Walker氏による要約

POLARA ENGINEERING INC. v. CAMPBELL CO., Appeal Nos. 2017-1974, -2033 (Fed. Cir. Jul. 10, 2018).  Before Lourie, Dyk, and Hughes.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge McCormick).  (Public Use)  Summary by:  Amy Lang

POLARA ENGINEERING INC. v. CAMPBELL CO.事件、上訴番号2017-1974、-2033(連邦巡回、2018年7月10日)。Lourie裁判官、 Dyk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(McCormick裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。(公然使用)   Amy Lang氏による要約

MEDTRONIC, INC. v. BARRY, Appeal No. 2017-1169 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2018) (Taranto, Plager, and Chen).  Appealed from the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness and Printed Publications)  Summary byStephano Salani

MEDTRONIC, INC. v. BARRY事件、上訴番号2017-1169(CAFC、2018年6月11日) (Taranto裁判官、Plager裁判官、Chen裁判官による審理) 米国特許審判部(PTAB)の決定を不服としての上訴。(自明性と印刷刊行物) Stephano Salani氏による要約

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

ZEROCLICK, LLC v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2017-1267 (Fed. Cir. June 1, 2018).  Before Reyna, Taranto and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Tigar).  (Claim Construction)   Summary byDonna Mason

ERICSSON, INC. v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES LLC, Appeal No. 2016-1671 (Fed. Cir. May 29, 2018).  Before Prost, Newman, and Wallach.  Appealed from the PTAB.  (Expert Opinion, AnticipationSummary by:  Dae-Gunn Jei

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)  Summary by:  Harris Pitlick

M-I DRILLING FLUIDS UK LTD. v. DYNAMICS AIR LTDA事件、上訴番号2016-1772(連邦巡回、2018年5月14日)。Reyna裁判官、Hughes裁判官、Stoll裁判官による審理。ミネソタ地区地方裁判所(Montgomery裁判官)の判決を不服としての上訴。  Harris Pitlick氏による要約

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)