Monthly Archives: December 2016

United Construction Products, Inc. D/B/A Bison Innovative Products v. Tile Tech, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-1392 MOORE, WALLACH, STOLL December 15, 2016 Brief Summary: DC grant of default judgment and a permanent injunction to United for patent infringement and unfair competition claims affirmed. Summary: Tile Tech appealed DC grant of default judgment and … Continue reading

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Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-2019 LOURIE, PLAGER, TARANTO December 13, 2016 Brief Summary: DC dismissal of infringement claims against Medtronic affirmed because Medgraph did not prove “that some entity or group of entities performed all of the claimed steps” (Akamai V) and … Continue reading

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Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int., Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1329, -1388 PROST, SCHALL, CHEN December 12, 2016 Brief Summary: Opinion addresses several grounds of appeal and cross-appeal in a long-running dispute (see, e.g., Power Int., FC 2015 and 2013) relating to the power supply controller chip market … Continue reading

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U.S. Water Services, Inc., Roy Johnson v. Novozymes A/S et al.

Docket No. 2015-1950, -1967 WALLACH, HUGHES, STOLL December 15, 2016 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ for invalidity (inherent anticipation) reversed; grant of SJ of no inequitable conduct affirmed. Summary: U.S. Water (USW) appealed DC grant of SJ to Novozymes … Continue reading

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In Re: JobDiva, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2015-1960 PROST, DYK, STOLL December 12, 2016 Brief Summary: Board decision cancelling service marks for software vacated and remanded because it did not answer the question of whether users would perceive the web-based software as providing the service … Continue reading

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Cutsforth, Inc. v. MotivePower, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2015-1316 (IPR2013-00274) PROST, CLEVENGER, MOORE January 22, 2016 Non-precedential Brief Summary: FC panel held “that the Board’s Final Written Decision does not provide enough explanation to support its finding of obviousness.” Summary: Cutsforth appealed PTAB IPR decision finding … Continue reading

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In re: NuVasive, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1670 (IPR2013-00506) PROST, REYNA, HUGHES December 7, 2016 Brief Summary: PTAB IPR decision vacated and remanded as it failed to provide an adequate explanation of the motivation to combine the cited references. Summary: NuVasive appealed final written decision … Continue reading

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