Monthly Archives: May 2015

Allvoice Developments US, LLC v. Microsoft Corp.

Docket No. 2014-1258 PROST, DYK, O’MALLEY May 22, 2015 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of noninfringement (infringement theory not timely presented) and invalidity under § 101 (“merely claimed software instructions, which, alone, is not a tangible object”) affirmed. … Continue reading

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Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

SCOTUS Docket No. 13-896 May 26, 2015 Supreme Court of The United States Brief Summary: FC decision “that the trial court erred in excluding Cisco’s evidence of its good-faith belief that Commil’s patent was invalid” incorrect; SCOTUS concludes “defendant’s belief … Continue reading

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1799, 2014-1800 LOURIE, TARANTO, HUGHES May 21, 2015 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC decisions regarding obviousness (“rivastigmine was not known to be susceptible to oxidative degradation at the time of the invention”) and non-infringment (“Novartis failed to put forth … Continue reading

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Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1335, 2015-1529 PROST, O’MALLEY, CHEN May 18, 2015 Update (Dec. 6, 2016 Adn Feb. 7, 2017): SCOTUS reversed DC/FC § 289 design patent damages award of Samsung’s entire profits on infringing smartphones, holding “[i]n the case of a … Continue reading

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.

Docket No. 2009-1372, 2009-1380, 2009-1416, -2009-1417 PROST, LINN, MOORE (D) May 13, 2015 Brief Summary: DC grant of JMOL affirmed because divided infringement under § 271(a) “only occurs when a single party or a joint enterprise performs all of the … Continue reading

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Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. et al. v. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Docket No. 2014-1671 PROST, LOURIE, GILSTRAP (DJ) May 13, 2015 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ to Elan of noninfringement based on the safe harbor provision of § 271(e)(1) affirmed; noninfringement decision regarding post-filing activities vacated and remanded since the … Continue reading

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EON Corp. IP Holdings LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC / EON Corp. IP Holdings LLC v. Flo TV Incorporated et al.

Docket No. 2014-1392 NEWMAN (D), DYK, HUGHES May 6, 2015 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ to defendants that disputed patent is indefinite affirmed because “when a patentee invokes means-plus-function claiming to recite a software function, it accedes to the … Continue reading

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