Monthly Archives: December 2015

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2012-1042 PROST, NEWMAN, O’MALLEY December 28, 2015 Brief Summary: DC decision of infringement reversed because one of the claimed steps is not performed by either Cisco or its customers. Summary: A 2013 FC decision reversed the DC finding … Continue reading

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South Alabama Med. Sci. Fndtn. (“SAM”) v. Gnosis S.P.A. et al.

Docket Nos. 2014-1778, -1780, -1781 (from IPR2013-00116) NEWMAN(D), PLAGER, HUGHES December 17, 2015 UPDATE: Petition for rehearing en banc denied April 26, 2016. Judges O’Malley, Wallach and Stoll concurred (“While I understand Merck’s concerns, and those of the dissent, I … Continue reading

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In re Simon Shiao Tam

Docket No. 2014-1203 (Ser. No. 85/472,044) Dec. 22, 2015 Decided en banc Precedential Brief Summary: The refusal by the PTO to register marks it considers disparaging under § 2(a) of the Lanham Act found unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Summary: … Continue reading

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Coalition for Affordable Drugs VII LLC (Petitioner; “CAD”) v. Pozen Inc. (Patent Owner)

IPR2015-01344 (U.S. Pat. No. 8,858,996 B2) December 17, 2015 Brief Summary: CAD’s Petition alleging obviousness or anticipation denied because, e.g., the cited art “would [not] have given one of ordinary skill in the art a reason to formulate a tablet … Continue reading

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Merck & CIE v. Gnosis S.P.A. et al.

Docket Nos. 2014-1779 NEWMAN(D), PLAGER, HUGHES December 17, 2015 Brief Summary: PTAB decision of obviousness affirmed (motivation derived from prior art, no nexus shown). Judge Newman’s dissent argues post-grant review improperly allows “the petitioner [to] provide invalidity by no more … Continue reading

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Openwave Systems, Inc. et al. (“Unwired”) v. Apple Inc. et al.

Docket Nos. 2015-1108 MOORE, O’MALLEY, CHEN December 15, 2015 Brief Summary: DC construction of “mobile device” affirmed since specification disavowed mobile devices that incorporate computer modules by disparaging the prior art on this point in the specification. Summary: Unwired originally … Continue reading

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Coalition for Affordable Drugs VII LLC (Petitioner; “CAD”) v. Pozen Inc. (Patent Owner)

IPR2015-01241 (U.S. Pat. No. 6,926,907 B2) December 8, 2015 Brief Summary: CAD’s Petition alleging obviousness in view of four different cominations of references denied because, e.g., the cited art “would [not] have given one of ordinary skill in the art … Continue reading

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