Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. v. Sunbeam Products, Inc.

Docket No. 2012-1581 O’MALLEY, BRYSON, REYNA(d) August 14, 2013 Brief Summary: Communication from supplier that it “was ready to fulfill” order “upon Hamilton Beach’s ‘release’” determined to be a commercial offer for sale because it could have been “made into … Continue reading

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The Ohio Willow Wood Company v. Alps South, LLC

Docket No. 2012-1642, 2013-1024 DYK, BRYSON, REYNA November 15, 2013 Brief Summary: Collateral estoppel decision affirmed because no new issues raised; obviousness found where claimed numerical limits nothing other than “the exercise of routine skill”; improper SJ of no IE … Continue reading

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Futurewei Technologies, Inc. et al. (“Huawei”) v. Acacia Research Corp. et al. (“Access”)

Docket No. 2013-1090 REYNA, MAYER, TARANTO December 3, 2013 Brief summary: When DJ and infringement actions “sufficiently overlap” and are “filed in different federal district courts”, the DJ action, “if later filed, is to be stayed, dismissed, or transferred to … Continue reading

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