Category Archives: Claim Construction

Fed. Cir. reverses DC and finds Amneal’s Sensipar®-related product infringes Amgen ‘405 patent

Amgen Inc. v. Amneal Pharm., Pirimal, et al., Zydus Pharm., Cadila et al. Docket Nos. 2018-2414, 2019-1086 NEWMAN, LOURIE, TARANTO January 7, 2020 Brief Summary: DC claim construction reversed (“composition comprising” not closed to other components); no infringement by Amneal … Continue reading

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IPR invalidity decision vacated and remanded due to erroneous claim construction

SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co. Docket Nos. 2018-1856 (IPR2016-01895) LOURIE, MOORE, TARANTO December 20, 2019 Non-precedential Brief Summary: IPR invalidity decision vacated and remanded due to erroneous claim construction (e.g., different claim terms “presume[d]” to “have different meanings”). Summary: … Continue reading

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DC decision of infringement and no Safe Harbor (§ 271(e)(1)) for Hospira’s EPO affirmed

Amgen Inc. et al. v. Hospira, Inc. Docket Nos. 2019-1067, -1102 MOORE, BRYSON, CHEN December 16, 2019 Brief Summary: DC denial of JMOL and new trial after jury findings of infringement, no anticipation and no Safe Harbor for certain batches … Continue reading

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ITC decision reversed as Chamberlain disavowed openers lacking infrared detectors

Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. et al. v. Int. Trade Comm., The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Docket Nos. 2018-2191 LOURIE, DYK, WALLACH December 12, 2019 Brief Summary: ITC claim construction and final determination of infringement reversed and vacated. Summary: Techtronic et al. … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ of no literal or DOE infringement affirmed

Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research v. Donghee America, Inc. et al. Docket Nos. 2018-2087 NEWMAN, CLEVENGER, REYNA December 3, 2019 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of no literal infringement or under the DOE affirmed based on DC claim … Continue reading

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Board construction of “wherein” clause affirmed; remanded for review of non-instituted grounds

Alere, Inc. v. Rembrandt Diagnostics, LP Docket Nos. 2018-1812 (IPR2016-01502) NEWMAN, DYK, REYNA October 29, 2019 Non-Precedential Brief Summary: Board’s claim construction of the “wherein” clause affirmed; decision remanded for consideration of non-instituted grounds. Summary: Alere appealed Board IPR final … Continue reading

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HCV method of treatment claims invalid for lack of enablement and written description

Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. v. Gilead Sciences Inc. Docket Nos. 2018-1691 PROST, NEWMAN, WALLACH October 30, 2019 Brief Summary: DC grant of JMOL to Gilead finding HCV treatment patent invalid for enabled affirmed; FC panel also finds lack of … Continue reading

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