Monthly Archives: September 2016

Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC v. DirecTV, LLC

Docket No. 2015-1845-48 PROST, BRYSON, WALLACH September 23, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision that claims “fail to meet the standard for eligibility under section 101” affirmed (e.g., “[t]he concept…is an abstract idea…untethered to any specific or concrete way of implementing … Continue reading

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Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. v. Athena Automation Ltd.

Docket No. 2015-1726, -1727 LOURIE, PLAGER, STOLL September 23, 2016 Brief Summary: Husky’s appeal regards “whether assignor estoppel may bar a party from filing a petition for” IPR was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Board decision of no anticipation because … Continue reading

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ClassCo Inc. v. Apple, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1853 TARANTO, BRYSON, STOLL September 22, 2016 Brief Summary: PTAB decision affirming examiner’s obviousness decision after inter partes reexamination of ClassCo’s US 6,970,695 affirmed. Summary: ClassCo appealed PTAB inter partes reexamination decision affirming the examiner’s rejection of certain … Continue reading

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Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. et al. v. Lifescan Incorporated et al. Docket No. 2015-1356 PROST, MAYER, REYNA September 22, 2016 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of non-infringement to Lifescan based on its construction of the term “electrode” affirmed. … Continue reading

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Abbott GmbH & Co. KG v. Yeda Res. Develop. Co., Ltd.

Docket No. 2015-1662 REYNA, WALLACH, HUGHES September 20, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision that Abbott’s “purified and isolated TNF[alpha]-binding protein” claimed in US 5,344,915 is inherently disclosed by a German priority document affirmed. Summary: Yeda appealed 2008 and 2015 DC … Continue reading

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LifeNet Health v. LifeCell Corporation

Docket No. 2015-1549 PROST, REYNA, CHEN September 16, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision denying LifeCell’s motion for a new trail and JMOL following jury finding of infringement and no invalidity affirmed (based on DC’s claim construction). Summary: LifeCell appealed from … Continue reading

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MCro, Inc. DBA Planet Blue v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1080 (etc.) PROST, NEWMAN, HUGHES September 13, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision of unpatentability of claims directed to 3-D animation reversed because, e.g., “the claimed computer-automated process and the prior method were” not “carried out in the same … Continue reading

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