Category Archives: Assignment / Ownership

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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Vapor Point LLC et al. v. Elliot Moorehead et al. (“NanoVapor”)

Docket No. 2015-1801, -2033 O’MALLEY, CHEN, STOLL August 10, 2016 Brief Summary: DC correction of inventorship (four key concepts encompassed by NV’s patents, three of the four contributed by VP) and dismissal affirmed (NV waived its rights to argue assignment). … Continue reading

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Diamond Coating Technologies, LLC et al. v. Hyundai Motor America, et al.

Docket No. 2015-1844, -1861 DYK, SCHALL, HUGHES May 17, 2016 Brief Summary: DC dismissal of its infringement suit against Hyundai because the agreement with the original assignee of the patents (Sanyo) “did not confer patentee status on Diamond, allowing Diamond … Continue reading

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MAG Aerospace Ind. Inc. et al. v. B/E Aerospace, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2015-1370, -1426 PROST, MAYER, REYNA March 23, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decisions of no infringement based on Markman claim construction and barring B/E from alleging invalidity under assignor estoppel affirmed. Summary: MAG appealed from DC grant of SJ … Continue reading

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Luminara Worldwide, LLC v. Liown Electronics Co. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1671 MOORE, O’MALLEY, TARANTO February 29, 2016 Brief Summary: Luminara found to possess “substantially all rights” in Disney’s patent such that joinder was not required. Preliminary injunction was vacated due to error in DC’s claim construction. Summary: Liown … Continue reading

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