Claim Construction

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

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

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)

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)

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).  Presented by:  Megan Doughty

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

OPENWAVE SYSTEMS, INC. v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2015-1108 (Fed. Cir. December 15, 2015).  Before Moore, O’Malley, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Andrews).  (Claim Construction)

ADVANCED STEEL RECOVERY, LLC v. X-BODY EQUIPMENT, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1829 (Fed. Cir. November 12, 2015).  Before Prost, Moore and Stoll. Appealed from E.D. Cal. (Judge Burrell).  (Claim Construction)

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)

TOMTOM, INC. v. ADOLPH, Appeal No. 2014-1699 (Fed. Cir. June 19, 2015).  Before Wallach, Hughes and Fogel (N.D. Cal., by designation).  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Ellis).  (Claim Construction)

SHIRE DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. WATSON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1409 (Fed. Cir. June 3, 2015).  Before Prost, Chen, and Hughes.  Appealed from S.D. Fla. (Judge Middlebrooks).  (Standard of Review; Claim Construction)

CADENCE v. EXELA, Appeal No. 2014-1184 (Fed. Cir. March 23, 2015).  Before Reyna, Linn, and Wallach.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Stark).  (Claim Construction/Doctrine of Equivalents)

ENZO BIOCHEM INC. v. APPLERA CORP., Appeal No. 2014-1321 (Fed. Cir. March 16, 2015).  Before Prost, Newman and Linn.  Appealed from D. Conn. (Judge Arterton).  (Claim Construction)

PACING TECHNOLOGIES v. GARMIN INT’L. INC., Appeal No. 2014-1396 (Fed. Cir. February 18, 2015).  Before Lourie, Moore and Reyna.  Appealed from S.D. Cal. (Judge Benitez).  (Claim Construction)

IN RE PAPST LICENSING DIGITAL CAMERA PATENT LITIGATION, Appeal No. 2014-1110 (Fed. Cir. February 2, 2015).  Before Taranto, Schall, and Chen.  Appealed from D.D.C. (Judge Collyer).  (Claim Construction)

TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. v. SANDOZ, INC., Appeal No. 13-854. (U.S. Supreme Court, January 20, 2015). Opinion by Breyer; Thomas and Alito, dissenting. Appealed from Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  (Standard Of Review For Claim Construction)

AZURE NETWORKS, LLC v. CSR PLC, Appeal No. 2013-1459 (Fed. Cir. November 6, 2014).  Before Reyna, Mayer, and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Schneider).  (Claim Construction)

CARDSOFT, LLC v. VERIFONE, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1135 (Fed. Cir. October 17, 2014).  Before Prost, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Payne).  (Claim Construction)

EMD MILLIPORE CORPORATION v. ALLPURE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1140 (Fed. Cir. September 29, 2014).  Before Prost, O’Malley and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Mass. (Judge Woodlock).  (Claim Construction)

VIRNETX, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1489 (Fed. Cir. September 16, 2014).  Before Prost and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Davis).  (Claim Construction; Damages)

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)

EPOS v. PEGASUS, Appeal No. 2013-1330 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 5, 2014). Before Hughes and Bryson (Rader did not participate). Appealed from the D.D.C. (Judge Nickerson). (Claim Construction)

MFORMATION TECH., INC v. RESEARCH IN MOTION INC., Appeal Nos. 2012-1679, 2013-1123 (Fed. Cir. August 22, 2014).  Before Prost, Schall and Hughes.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Chen). (Claim Construction)

AMDOCS (ISRAEL) LTD. v. OPENET TELECOM, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1212 (Fed. Cir. August 1, 2014).  Before Newman, Clevenger and Reyna.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Brinkema).  (Claim Construction)

GOLDEN BRIDGE TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. APPLE INC., Appeal No. 2013‑1496 (Fed. Cir. July 14, 2014).  Before Moore, Mayer, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Disclaimer; 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)

X2Y ATTENUATORS, LLC v. INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION, Appeal No. 2013-1340 (Fed. Cir. July 7, 2014).  Before Moore, Reyna, and Wallach.  Appealed from International Trade Commission.  (Claim Construction)

HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. v. STRYKER CORP., Appeal No. 2013-1450 (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2014).  Before Moore, Schall and Reyna.  Appealed from S.D. Ind. (Judge Magnus-Stinson).  (Claim Construction)

GEMALTO S.A. v. HTC CORPORATION, Appeal No. 2013-1397 (Fed. Cir. June 19, 2014).  Before Newman, Rader, and Dyk.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Davis).  (Claim Construction)

SUFFOLK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC., v. AOL, INC & GOOGLE, INC, Appeal No. 2013-1392 (Fed Cir. May 27, 2014).  Before Rader, Prost, and Chen.  Appealed from E.D. Virginia (Judge Ellis).  (Claim ConstructionPrinted Publication)

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC v. AGILIGHT, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1267 (Fed. Cir. May 1, 2014).  Before Rader, Moore, Reyna.  Appealed from N.D. Ohio (Judge Gwin).  (Claim Construction)

BRAINTREE LABORATORIES, INC. v. NOVEL LABORATORIES INC., Appeal No. 2013‑1438 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2014).  Before Dyk, Prost, and Moore.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Sheridan).  (InfringementClaim Construction)

VEDERI, LLC v. GOOGLE, INC.Appeal No. 2013-1057, -1296 (Fed. Cir. March 14, 2014).  Before Rader, Dyk, Taranto.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Kozinski). (Claim Construction)

ANCORA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. APPLE, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1378 (Fed. Cir. March 3, 2014).  Before Rader, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Rogers). (Claim Construction)

STARHOME GMBH, v. AT&T MOBILITY, LLC, Appeal No. 2012-1694 (Fed. Cir. February 24, 2014).  Before Moore, Schall, and Reyna.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Sleet).  (Claim Construction)

FRANS NOOREN AFDICHTINGSSYSTEMEN B.V. v. STOPAQ AMCORR INC., Appeal No. 2013-1200 (Fed. Cir. February 21, 2014).  Before Rader, Taranto, and Chen.  Appealed from S.D. Tex. (Judge Hughes).  (Claim Construction)

LIGHTING BALLAST CONTROL LLC v. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS CORP., Appeal No. 2012-1014 (Fed. Cir. February 21, 2014).  Before Rader, Newman, Lourie, Dyk, Prost, Moore, O’Malley, Reyna, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appealed from N.D. Tex. (Judge O’Connor).  (Standard of Review for Claim Construction)

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)

BUTAMAX ADVANCED BIOFUELS, LLC v. GEVO, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1342 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2014).  Before Rader, Linn, and Wallach.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Claim Construction)

TEMPO LIGHTING, INC. v. TIVOLI, LLC, Appeal No. 2013-1140 (Fed. Cir. February 10, 2014).  Before Rader, Moore, and Wallach.  Appealed from PTAB. (Claim Construction)

NAZOMI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. V. NOKIA CORP., Appeal No. 2013-1165 (Fed. Cir. January 10, 2014).  Before Lourie, Dyk, and Wallach.  Appealed from N.D. Cal. (Judge Whyte). (Claim Construction)