Monthly Archives: February 2013

Brilliant Instruments, Inc. v. Guidetech, LLC

Docket No. 2012-1018 DYK, MOORE, REYNA February 20, 2013 Brief Summary: DC judgment was reversed regarding both literal and DOE infringement. Vitiation was not found to be a viable theory of non-infringement in this case. Summary: GuideTech appealed DC grant … Continue reading

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In re Jasinski, et al.

Docket No. 2012-1482 PROST, CLEVENGER, MOORE February 15, 2013 Non-precedential Brief summary: The preamble (“A method for verifying the accuracy of logical-to-physical mapping software…”) was found to be limiting and not merely a statement of intended use. Summary: Jasinki et … Continue reading

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Cephalon, Inc. and CIMA Labs, Inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2011-1325 REYNA, BRYSON, WALLACH February 14, 2013 Brief summary: Watson’s ANDA fentanyl product was found not to infringe Cephalon’s patents because it did not contain a “saliva activated effervescent agent” (affirmed). The DC decision that Cephalon’s patents were … Continue reading

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Functional Media, LLC v. Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc.

Docket No. 2012-1020 RADER, NEWMAN, REYNA February 13, 2013 Brief summary: Means-plus-function software claims require an algorithm; patentee may not rely on knowleged in the art to fill the gaps and flow charts may not be sufficient (“Section 112, paragraph … Continue reading

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