Obviousness

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

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).  (Obviousness)  Summary 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

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

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)

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 by:  Benji Prebyl

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

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

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

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).  Presented by:  Molly Chen

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

 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)

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)

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)

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)

BELDEN, INC. v. BERK-TEK, LLC, Appeal No. 2014-1575, 1576 (Fed. Cir. November 5, 2015).  Before Newman, Dyk and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (Obviousness)

ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS v. VERINATA HEALTH, INC., Appeal Nos. 2015-1215 and 2015-1226 (Fed. Cir. November 16, 2015).  Before Prost, Wallach and Taranto.  Appealed from Patent Trials and Appeals Board.  (Inter Partes Review; Obviousness)

ALLERGAN, INC. v. SANDOZ INC., Appeal No. 2014-1275 (Fed. Cir. August 4, 2015).  Before Lourie, Linn and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Tex. (Judge Schneider).  (Obviousness)

CIRCUIT CHECK INC. v. QXQ INC., Appeal No. 2015-1155. (Fed. Cir. July 28, 2015).  Before Lourie, Dyk and Moore.  Appealed from E.D. Wis. (Judge Griesbach).  (Obviousness; Non-Analogous Art)

G.D. SEARLE LLC v. LUPIN PHARM., INC., Appeal No. 2014-1476 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2015).  Before Prost, Bryson, and Hughes.  Appealed from E.D. Va. (Judge Wright Allen).  (Obviousness-Type Double Patenting)

INSITE VISION INC. v. SANDOZ, INC, Appeal No. 2014-1065 (Fed. Cir. April 9, 2015).  Before Prost, Newman, and Linn.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Cooper).  (Obviousness)

SENJU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. V. LUPIN LTD., Appeal No. 2013-1630 (Fed. Cir. March 20, 2015).  Before Plager, Newman, and Moore.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Robinson).  (Obviousness)

IN RE IMES, Appeal No. 2014-1206 (Fed. Cir. January 29, 2015).  Before Lourie, Moore, and Chen.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  (Anticipation and Obviousness)

TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP v. ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1324 (Fed. Cir. December 4, 2014).  Before Prost, Reyna, and Hughes.  Appealed from D. Conn. (Judge Bond Arterton).  (Obviousness and 35 U.S.C. § 102(g))

PAR PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. v. TWI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., Appeal No. 2014-1391 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 3, 2014). Before O’Malley, Wallach, Hughes. Appealed from D. Md. (Judge Blake). (Obviousness – Inherency)

SCIENTIFIC PLASTIC PRODS., INC. v. BIOTAGE AB, Appeals Nos. 2013-1219, -1220, -1221 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 10, 2014). Before Newman, Moore, Wallach. Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. (Obviousness)

ABBVIE INC. v. KENNEDY INST. OF RHEUMATOLOGY, Appeal No. 2013-1545 (Fed. Cir. August 21, 2014).  Before Dyk, Wallach and Chen.  Appealed from S.D.N.Y. (Judge Crotty).  (Obviousness-Type Double Patenting)

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO. v. TEVA PHARMS. USA, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1306 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2014).  Before Prost, Plager, and Chen.  Appealed from D. Del. (Judge Burke).  (Obviousness)

ALLERGAN, INC. v. APOTEX INC., Appeal Nos. 2013-1245, -1246, -1247 (Fed. Cir. June 10, 2014).  Before Prost, Reyna, and Chen.  Appealed from M.D.N.C. (Judge Eagles).  (Non-Obviousness)

Q.I. PRESS CONTROLS, B.V. v. LEE, Appeal Nos. 2012‑1630, -1631 (Fed. Cir. June 9, 2014).  Before Lourie, Bryson, and Hughes.  Appealed from Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Judge Sui).  (Obviousness)

K/S HIMPP v. HEAR-WEAR TECHNOLOGIES, Appeal No. 2013-1549 (Fed. Cir. May 27, 2014).  Before Dyk, Lourie and Wallach.  Appealed from Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)

INTOUCH TECHS., INC. v. VGO COMMC’NS, INC., Appeal No. 2013-1201 (Fed. Cir. May 9, 2014).  Before Rader, Lourie, and O’Malley.  Appealed from C.D. Cal. (Judge Anderson).  (Obviousness)

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH v. GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS INC., Appeal No. 2012-1489 (April 21, 2014).  Before Newman, Linn and Wallach.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Cavanaugh).  (Obviousness)

HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE INC. V. APOTEX INC., App. No. 2013-1128, -1161 to -1164 (April 11, 2014).  Before Newman, Lourie and Bryson.  Appealed from D.N.J. (Judge Chesler).  (Obviousness)

IN RE TELES AG INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIEN, Appeal No. 2012-1297 (Fed. Cir. April 4, 2014).  Before Dyk, Moore and Wallach.  Appealed from the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (and D.D.C.). (Obviousness)

MRC INNOVATIONS, INC v. HUNTER MFG., LLP, Appeal No. 2013-1433 (Fed. Cir. April 2, 2014).  Before Rader, Prost and Chen.  Appealed from N.D. Ohio (Judge Gaughan). (Obviousness – Design)

IN RE GIANNELLI, Appeal No. 2013-1167 (Fed. Cir. January 13, 2014).  Before Rader, Lourie and Moore.  Appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  (Obviousness)

IN RE ENHANCED SECURITY RESEARCH, LLC Appeal No. 2013-1114 (Fed. Cir. January 13, 2014).  Before Dyk, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appealed from PTAB.  (ObviousnessPrior Art)