Monthly Archives: March 2018

In re: Gregory A. Brandt, John B. Letts, Firestone Building Prods. Co., LLC

Docket Nos. 2016-2601 LOURIE, REYNA, TARANTO March 27, 2018 Brief summary: Board decision affirming examiner’s obviousness rejection affirmed (e.g., because the ranges “abut one another,…there is no meaningful distinction” that was not overcome “with persuasive argument and/or evidence”). Summary: Brandt … Continue reading

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Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC

Docket Nos. 2017-1118, -1202 O’MALLEY, PLAGER, TARANTO March 27, 2018 Brief summary: FC panel concluded “Google’s copying and use of” Oracle’ Java code in its Android platform “was not fair as a matter of law”, and reversed and remanded the … Continue reading

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Google LLC v. Network-1 Technologies, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2016-2509-12 (IPR2015-00343, -00345, -00347, -00348) DYK, SCHALL, REYNA March 26, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: PTAB’s finding that Google did not show anticipation or obviousness vacated and remanded for reconsideration based on the FC panel’s claim construction (agreeing with … Continue reading

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DSS Technology Management, Inc. v. Apple, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-2523, -2524 (IPR2015-00369, -00373) NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, REYNA March 23, 2018 Brief summary: PTAB FWDs finding DSS’s claims obvious reversed because the PTAB “did not provide a sufficient explanation for its conclusions”. Summary: DSS appealed PTAB final written decisions … Continue reading

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Sarif Biomedical LLC v. Brainlab, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1103 REYNA, WALLACH, HUGHES March 21, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC denial of attorney’s fees under § 285 was affirmed since, e.g., Sarif acted in “good faith”. Summary: Sarif sued Brainlab for infringement of claims 1-9 of US … Continue reading

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In re: Power Integrations, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1304 MOORE, MAYER, STOLL March 19, 2018 Brief summary: PTAB claim construction and resultant anticipation decisions regarding PI’s ‘876 patent reversed (“[t]he board has had two opportunities to come up with a sustainable interpretation that differs from the … Continue reading

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Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC

Docket No. 2017-1101 (IPR2013-00440) MOORE, REYNA, TARANTO March 19, 2018 Brief summary: FC panel concluded PTAB was not required to considered Dell’s new evidence presented for the first time at oral argument, and PTAB decision that Hipp does not anticipate … Continue reading

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