Author Archives: Patrick J. Halloran, Ph.D., J.D.

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Docket No. 2017-1103 REYNA, WALLACH, HUGHES March 21, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC denial of attorney’s fees under § 285 was affirmed since, e.g., Sarif acted in “good faith”.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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Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Covidien LP

Docket No. 2017-1389 NEWMAN, WALLACH, STOLL March 14, 2018 Brief summary: PTAB conclusion that S&N’s PCT application (“Emanuel PCT”) was not an invalidating obviousness reference against a related patent but instead “has sufficient written description to make it a priority … Continue reading

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Steuben Foods, Inc. v. Nestle USA, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1290 (IPR2015-00195) DYK, REYNA, CHEN March 13, 2018 Brief summary: PTAB FWD following IPR finding certain claims of US 6,475,435 B1 relating to aseptic food packaging unpatentable for obviousness affirmed (e.g., the prior art “fairly suggests maintaining” the … Continue reading

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Nestle USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1193 (IPR2015-00249) DYK, REYNA, CHEN March 13, 2018 Brief summary: Citing Omega Eng’g (FC 2003) holding “that the same construed meaning should generally attach to the same claim term in related patents”, the FC panel vacated and remanded … Continue reading

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SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC

Docket No. 2016-2738 LOURIE, REYNA, CHEN March 12, 2018 Brief summary: DC dismissal of SimpleAir’s infringement complaint against Google as barred by claim preclusion vacated and remanded since the DC did not compare “the claims of the ‘838 and ‘048 … Continue reading

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