Category Archives: Claim Construction

Board IPR FWD finding Sanofi’s amended claims not unpatentable affirmed

Mylan Laboratories Limited v. Aventis Pharma S.A. Docket No. 2020-1302 (IPR2016-00712) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1302.RULE_36_JUDGMENT.1-15-2021_1718184.pdf) NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, WALLACH January 15, 2020 Brief Summary:  FC panel affirmed Board IPR FWD finding Sanofi’s amended claims not to be unpatentable for obviousness, public use and section … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ to SIMO reversed without remand due to improper construction of preamble

SIMO Holdings Inc. v. Hong Kong uCloudlink et al. Docket No. 2019-2411 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-2411.OPINION.1-5-2021_1711937.pdf) O’MALLEY, WALLACH, TARANTO January 5, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC claim construction and grant of SJ to SIMO reversed due to improper interpretation of preamble language. Summary:  uCloud … Continue reading

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FC panel affirmed DC claim construction based in part on Maia’s stipulation to infringement

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. v. Maia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Docket No. 2020-1387 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1387.OPINION.12-17-2020_1703604.pdf) NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, TARANTO December 17, 2020 Non-precedential Brief Summary:  DC decision affirmed based on claim construction and Maia’s stipulation to infringement (e.g., technical construction errors “harmless”). Summary:  Maia appealed … Continue reading

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Infringement by Hospira’s ANDA of Par’s epinephrin injection-related claims affirmed

Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. et al. v. Hospira, Inc. Docket No. 2020-1273 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1273.OPINION.11-23-2020_1689851.pdf) DYK, TARANTO, STOLL November 23, 2020 Non-precedential Brief Summary:  DC finding that Hospira’s ANDA infringed Par’s claims affirmed (e.g., “[w]hat a generic asks for an receives approval to … Continue reading

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Infringement by GSK’s inhalers and damages determination affirmed

Vectura Limited v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC et al. Docket No. 2020-1054 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1054.OPINION.11-19-2020_1688174.pdf) PROST, BRYSON, WALLACH November 19, 2020 Brief Summary:  DC finding that GSK’s inhaler composition infringe Vectura’s patent and the ~$90 million damages award affirmed. Summary:  GSK appealed jury finding … Continue reading

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Board interference decision finding UW to be senior party affirmed based on proper claim construction

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. University of Wyoming Corp. et al. Docket No. 2019-1530 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-1530.OPINION.11-4-2020_1680467.pdf) NEWMAN, LOURIE, SCHALL November 4, 2020 Brief Summary:  Board interference decision finding UW to be senior party affirmed based on proper claim construction. Summary:  Chevron appealed … Continue reading

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IPR anticipation findings reversed due to erroneous claim construction

St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC (USPTO as Intervenor) Docket No. 2019-2108-9, -2140 (IPR2018-00105-00106) PROST, REYNA, TARANTO October 15, 2020 Brief Summary:  Board anticipation finding of certain claims reversed based on FC panel’s revised claim construction (claims … Continue reading

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IPR FWD invalidating Immunex’s “human antibody” claims invalidated (“nothing in the claim’s language restricts ‘human antibodies’ to those that are fully human”)

Immunex Corp. v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC et al. (USPTO as Intervenor) Docket No. 2019-1749, -1777 (IPR2017-01879, -01884) PROST, REYNA, TARANTO October 13, 2020 Brief Summary:  Immunex appealed two IPR final written decisions (FWDs) invalidating the challenged claims of US 8,679,487 … Continue reading

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DC claim construction reversed; joined party in IPR can raise new obviousness arguments; no improper broadening during reissue

Network-1 Techs., Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Co. et al. Docket No. 2018-2338-39, -2395-96 PROST, NEWMAN, BRYSON September 24, 2020 Brief Summary:  DC claim construction affirmed and reversed (“ordinary meaning”); joinder rule did not prevent HP from raising new obviousness arguments that … Continue reading

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DC claim construction affirmed; refusal to correct inventorship vacated/remanded (“AIA did not narrow the meaning of ‘error’”)

Egenera, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. Docket No. 2019-2015, -2387 PROST, REYNA, STOLL August 28, 2020 Brief Summary: DC claim construction affirmed; refusal to allow Egenera to correct inventorship vacated/remanded (“AIA did not narrow the meaning of ‘error’”). Summary: Egenera … Continue reading

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