Category Archives: Claim Construction

IPR obviousness decisions reversed for new claim construction; algorithm not required for circuitry

Qualcomm Inc. v. Intel Corp. (USPTO as Intervenor) Docket No. 2020-1589-94 (IPR2018-01326-30, -01340) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1589.OPINION.7-27-2021_1810321.pdf) MOORE, REYNA, STOLL July 27, 2021 Brief Summary:  Board IPR obviousness decisions vacated and remanded as Qualcomm had no notice of change in claim construction; “algorithm … Continue reading

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DC indefiniteness and invalidity findings affirmed as claims lack “reasonable certainty”

TVnGO Ltd. (BVI) v. LG Electronics, et al. Docket No. 2020-1837 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1837.OPINION.6-28-2021_1796547.pdf) (Non-precedential) PROST, SCHALL, REYNA June 28, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC indefiniteness and invalidity findings affirmed (no reasonable certainty). Summary:  TVnGO appealed DC finding that the claims of five … Continue reading

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FC panel finds MSFT’s IPR obviousness arguments lack particularity and affirms Board claim construction and no anticipation finding

Microsoft Corp. v. FG SRC, LLC Docket No. 2020-1928 (IPR2018-01594) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1928.OPINION.6-17-2021_1792142.pdf) (Non-precedential) LOURIE, PROST, O’MALLEY June 17, 2021 Brief Summary:  PTAB decision finding MSFT failed to show FG’s claims to be unpatentable affirmed. Summary:  MSFT appealed PTAB (“Board”) decision that … Continue reading

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DC claim construction and finding of noninfringement by Amazon et al. affirmed

SpeedTrack, Inc. v. Amazon, et al. (multiple retailers) Docket No. 2020-1573, -1660 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1573.OPINION.6-3-2021_1785939.pdf) PROST, BRYSON, REYNA June 3, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC finding that Amazon et al. do not infringe SpeedTrack’s patent to computer file access systems affirmed (no claim … Continue reading

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IPR decision finding Baxter’s claims nonobvious reversed due in part to erroneous claim construction

Becton, Dickinson and Company v. Baxter Corporation Englewood Docket No. 2020-1937 (IPR2019-00119) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1937.OPINION.5-28-2021_1784040.pdf) PROST, CLEVENGER, DYK May 28, 2021 Brief Summary:  IPR decision of no obviousness reversed based in part on erroneous claim construction. Summary:  Becton appealed PTAB (“Board”) IPR … Continue reading

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ITC findings that 10X does not infringe one Bio-Rad patent but does infringe others affirmed

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. v. International Trade Commission (10X Genomics Inc.) 10X Genomics Inc. v. International Trade Commission (Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.) Docket No. 2020-1475, -1605 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1475.OPINION.5-28-2021_1784059.pdf) NEWMAN, LOURIE, DYK May 28, 2021 Brief Summary:  ITC claim construction and infringement (no and … Continue reading

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IPR decision finding certain of Uniloc’s claims obvious based on disputed claim construction, and others non-obviousness, affirmed

Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Apple Inc. (USPTO as intervenor) Docket No. 2020-1403, -1404 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1403.OPINION.5-12-2021_1776581.pdf) PROST, BRYSON, REYNA May 12, 2021 Brief Summary:  PTAB IPR claim construction and obviousness of certain claims, and nonobviousness of other claims, affirmed. Summary:  Uniloc appealed … Continue reading

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Patent eligibility decision reversed (“claims do not at all describe how that result is achieved”) and claim construction affirmed based on specification

First Stream Media Corp. (“Samba”) v. Alphonso Inc. et al. Docket No. 2019-1506, -2133 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-1506.OPINION.5-11-2021_1776030.pdf) DYK, REYNA, HUGHES May 11, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC eligibility (101) decision reversed (“claims do not at all describe how that result is achieved”); claim … Continue reading

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Preamble limits the claim and uCloudlink does not infringe, DC decision reversed

SIMO Holdings Inc. v. Hong Kong UCloudlink Network Tech. Ltd. et al. Docket No. 2019-2411 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-2411.OPINION.1-5-2021_1711937.pdf) TARANTO, CHEN, STOLL January 5, 2021 Brief Summary:  FC panel agreed preamble is limiting but also that uCloudlink does not infringe the claims, reversing … Continue reading

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Sharp and Vizio not shown to infringe Wi-Lan’s flicker effect patents, FC panel affirmed

Wi-Lan Inc. v. Sharp Electronics Corporation, Vizio, Inc. Docket No. 2020-1041, -1043 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1041.OPINION.4-6-2021_1759180.pdf) MOORE, REYNA, HUGHES April 6, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC grant of SJ of non-infringement and claim construction findings affirmed. Summary:  Wi-Lan appealed DC finding that neither Sharp … Continue reading

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