Category Archives: Appeal

Board denial of IPR dismissal after Arthrex II, claim construction, and invalidity decisions affirmed

Polaris Innovations Limited v. USPTO Docket No. 2019-1483 (IPR2017-01500), 2019-1484 (IPR2017-00901) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/19-1483.OPINION.9-15-2022_2004261.pdf) PROST, CHEN, STOLL September 15, 2022 Brief Summary:   Board denial of join request to dismiss IPRs following Arthrex II, claim construction (BRC as pre-Nov. 23, 2018), and … Continue reading

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Board IPR obviousness decisions affirmed, appeal regarding canceled claim dismissed

Best Medical Int., Inc. v. Elekta Inc. Docket No. 2021-2099, -2100 (IPR2020-0070-72) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-2099.OPINION.8-26-2022_1996028.pdf) HUGHES, LINN, STOLL August 26, 2022 Brief Summary:   Board IPR obviousness decisions affirmed, appeal regarding canceled claim dismissed. Summary:  BMI appealed two IPR Board decisions finding … Continue reading

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DC correctly construed claims (e.g., “and” means “and/or”) but improperly denied pre-judgment interest

Micheal Philip Kaufman v. Microsoft Corporation Docket No. 2021-1634, -1691 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1634.OPINION.5-20-2022_1954422.pdf) DYK, TARANTO, CUNNINGHAM May 20, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC claim construction affirmed but denial of pre-judgment interest reversed. Summary:  Mr. Kaufman appealed the DC’s denial of his motion … Continue reading

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DC finding of no Article III case or controversy remanded; transfer from CA to TX affirmed

Mitek Systems, Inc. v. United Services Automobile Association Docket No. 2021-1989 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1989.OPINION.5-20-2022_1954430.pdf) DYK, TARANTO, CUNNINGHAM May 20, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC finding of no Article III case or controversy remanded; transfer from CA to TX affirmed. Summary:  Mitek’s originally … Continue reading

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Termination of IPR outside of FC jurisdiction, including regarding sanctions

Atlanta Gas Light Company v. Bennett Regulator Guards, Inc. Docket No. 2021-1759 (IPR2015-00826) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1759.OPINION.5-13-2022_1951471.pdf) NEWMAN, LOURIE, STOLL May 13, 2022 Brief Summary:   Appeal dismissed as FC lacked jurisdiction over IPR termination. Summary:  Atlanta Gas appealed USPTO IPR decision termination … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ for indefiniteness and obviousness of Immunogen’s claims vacated and remanded

Immunogen, Inc. v. USPTO Docket No. 2021-1939 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1939.OPINION.3-25-2022_1926731.pdf) (Non-precedential) NEWMAN, CLEVENGER, STOLL March 25, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC grant of SJ that Immunogen’s pending claims are indefinite and obvious vacated and remanded as factual findings not undisputed. Summary:  Immunogen … Continue reading

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FC panel affirms Board dismissal of third IPR following patentability finding in other simultaneously filed IPRs regarding the same claims under section 315(e)(1)

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. Ethicon LLC (USPTO as intervenor) Docket No. 2021-1481 (IPR2-18-01248) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-1481.OPINION.2-11-2022_1907139.pdf) O’MALLEY, CLEVENGER, STOLL February 11, 2021 Brief Summary:  Intuitive’s appeal of pending IPR in view of patentability findings in two simultaneously filed IPRs regarding the same … Continue reading

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DC grant of Plasmacam’s motion to enforce its version of a settlement agreement reversed and remanded

Plasmacam, Inc. v. CNCelectronics, LLC et al. Docket No. 2021-1689 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1689.OPINION.2-3-2022_1902753.pdf) NEWMAN, DYK, REYNA February 3, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC grant of Plasmacam’s motion to enforce its version of a settlement agreement reversed and remanded. Summary:  CNC appealed DC grant … Continue reading

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Intel had Article III standing for appeal; Board IPR obviousness decision reversed as Intel showed motivation to combine under KSR

Intel Corporation v. Qualcomm Incorporated Docket No. 2020-1664 (IPR2018-01429) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-1664.OPINION.12-28-2021_1885985.pdf) PROST, TARANTO, HUGHES December 28, 2021 Brief Summary:  Board’s IPR claim construction affirmed but obviousness decision reversed due to “apparent reason to combine” the prior-art elements. Summary:  Intel appeal PTAB … Continue reading

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IPR decision finding Moderna did not show Arbutus claims obvious affirmed

Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. et al. v. Arbutus Biopharma Corp. Docket No. 2020-2329 (IPR2-19-00554) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-2329.OPINION.12-1-2021_1872458.pdf) LOURIE, O’MALLEY, STOLL December 1, 2021 Brief Summary:  Board IPR decision of non-obviousness affirmed. Summary:  Moderna appealed USPTO (“Board”) IPR holding the claims of US 8,058,069 … Continue reading

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