Category Archives: Assignment / Ownership

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

IPR Nos. 2016-01127 through -001132 U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,685,930B2; 8,629,111 B2; 8,642,556 B2; 8,633,162 B2; 8,648,048 B2; 9,248,191 B2 (“Allergan patents”) USPTO Decision Denying Tribe Motion to Terminate Brief summary: Board denied the Tribe’s motion to dismiss the IPR proceedings … Continue reading

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Advanced Video Technologies LLC v. HTC Corporation et al.

Docket Nos. 2016-2309-11 NEWMAN (D), O’MALLEY (C), REYNA January 11, 2018 Brief summary: DC dismissal for lack of standing because a co-owner’s ownership interests in the patent were not transferred to” AVT “under the terms of an employment agreement” and … Continue reading

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Galen J. Suppes v. Kattesh V. Katti, et al.

Docket No. 2017-1142 NEWMAN, WALLCH, CHEN October 3, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC dismissal of Mr. Suppes complaint against university employer for declining to file patent applications for certain of his ideas and not allowing him to do so without … Continue reading

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Mentor Graphics Corporation v. Eve-USA, Inc. et al. (Synopsys)

Docket Nos. 2015-1470, -1554, -1556 On Petition for Rehearing En Banc September 1, 2017 Brief summary: Petitions for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc of the March 16, 2017 FC panel decision affirming the damages award and the grant of … Continue reading

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Intellectual Ventures I LLC, et al. v. Erie Indemnity Company et al.

Docket No. 2016-1128, -1132 PROST, WALLACH, CHEN March 7, 2017 Brief Summary: DC finding the IV lacked standing affirmed because assigning rights “‘in and to’ a particular patent” does not “automatically include[s] its child applications” (must explicitly refer to continuations … Continue reading

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Drone Technologies, Inc. v. Parrot S.A.

Docket No. 2015-1892, -1955 NEWMAN, SCHALL, CHEN September 29, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision award of damages and attorney fees /default judgment vacated and remanded, while its decision not to consider inventorship issues was affirmed. Summary: Parrot appealed DC award … Continue reading

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Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. v. Athena Automation Ltd.

Docket No. 2015-1726, -1727 LOURIE, PLAGER, STOLL September 23, 2016 Brief Summary: Husky’s appeal regards “whether assignor estoppel may bar a party from filing a petition for” IPR was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Board decision of no anticipation because … Continue reading

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