Monthly Archives: January 2019

In re: Ikeda Food Research Co., Ltd.

Docket No. 2017-2624 WALLACH, TARANTO, HUGHES January 29, 2019 Non-precedential Brief summary: Board decision affirming the rejection of claims directed to method for measuring blood glucose using a biosensor as obvious due to inherent disclosure by the prior art affirmed. … Continue reading

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Mark A. Barry v. Medtronic, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-2463 PROST, MOORE, TARANTO January 24, 2019 Brief summary: DC and jury conclusions of no invalidity and infringement affirmed (e.g., the invention was not in “public use” as the use was experimental, no § 102(b) on-sale bar, no … Continue reading

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Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1284, -1787 DYK, MAYER, O’MALLEY May 1, 2017 (FC panel); June 25, 2018 (SCOTUS); Jan. 24, 2019 (SCOTUS) Update 2 (Jan. 24, 2019): Update 2 (Jan. 24, 2019): SCOTUS affirmed the FC panel decision, holding that “a commercial … Continue reading

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Princeton Digital Image Corp. v. Office Depot Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2017-2597 (many others) DYK, TARANTO, STOLL January 22, 2019 Brief summary: FC panel concluded the DC’s judgment was not final and that it therefore lacked jurisdiction. Summary: Princeton (PDIC) licensed US 4,813,056 to Adobe with the promise “not … Continue reading

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Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. v. Pronova Biopharm Norge AS

Docket No. 2017-2620 (US 9,447,360) Post-Grant Review PGR2017-00033 Final Written Decision (January 16, 2019) Brief summary: Board PGR decision finding claims 1-21 and 26 of Nippon’s fish oil-related claims unpatentable for indefiniteness, anticipation and obviousness affirmed (claims 22-25 were cancelled). … Continue reading

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In Re: Guild Mortgage Company

Docket No. 2017-2620 MOORE, REYNA, CHEN January 14, 2019 Brief summary: Board decision affirming the examiner’s refusal to register Guild’s proposed mark due to a likelihood of confusion vacated and remaned because the Board failed to address evidence regarding the … Continue reading

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RealTime Data, LLC, DBA IXO vs. USPTO

Docket No. 2018-1154 (IPR2016-00783) DYK, TARANTO, STOLL January 10, 2019 Brief summary: Board IPR decision finding RT’s patent invalid for obviousness affirmed. Summary: RealTime’s (RT) appealed Board final written decision (FWD) finding the challenged claims of US 6,597,812 relating to … Continue reading

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