Category Archives: Claim Construction

DC indefiniteness conclusion vacated for incorrect claim construction, grant of SJ regarding jurisdiction vacated

Univ. of Massachusetts, Carmel Labs., LLC v. L’Oreal S.A. and L’Oreal USA, Inc. Docket No. 2020-1969 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1969.OPINION.6-13-2022_1964183.pdf) PROST, MAYER, TARANTO June 13, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC indefiniteness finding vacated due to improper claim construction and grant of SJ for … Continue reading

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Rehearing reverses prior FC panel decision, concluding instead that negative limitation not described by specification, reverses DC finding of no invalidity

Novartis Pharm. Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, et al. and HEC Pharm Co., Ltd. et al. Docket No. 2021-1070 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1070.OPINION.1-3-2022_1887614.pdf) Original Panel:  MOORE (D), LINN, O’MALLEY (January 3, 2022) Rehearing Panel:  MOORE, LINN (D), HUGHES (June 21, 2022) Update (June 21, … Continue reading

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DC correctly construed claims (e.g., “and” means “and/or”) but improperly denied pre-judgment interest

Micheal Philip Kaufman v. Microsoft Corporation Docket No. 2021-1634, -1691 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1634.OPINION.5-20-2022_1954422.pdf) DYK, TARANTO, CUNNINGHAM May 20, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC claim construction affirmed but denial of pre-judgment interest reversed. Summary:  Mr. Kaufman appealed the DC’s denial of his motion … Continue reading

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Claim construction affirmed, Hulu’s SJ grant of noninfringement vacated and remanded; damages testimony exclusion affirmed

Sound View Innovations, LLC v. Hulu, LLC Docket No. 2021-1998 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1998.OPINION.5-11-2022_1950301.pdf) PROST, MAYER, TARANTO May 11, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC claim construction affirmed but SJ grant of noninfringement vacated and remanded; exclusion of certain damages testimony affirmed. Summary:  Sound … Continue reading

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DC denial of on-sale bar defense reversed; claim construction affirmed; grant of enhanced damages reversed based on attorney opinion; reasonably royalty affirmed

Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, L.P. v. U.S. Venture, Inc. et al. (“Venture”) Docket No. 2020-1640, -1641 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-1640.OPINION.4-29-2022_1943607.pdf) PROST, REYNA, STOLL April 29, 2022 Brief Summary:  DC denial of on-sale bar defense reversed; claim construction affirmed; grant of enhanced damages … Continue reading

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Board IPR obviousness decision reversed due to erroneous claim construction

Amgen Inc. et al. v. USPTO (Intervenor) Docket No. 2019-2171 (IPR2016-01542) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/19-2171.OPINION.4-14-2022_1936036.pdf) (Non-Precedential) CHEN, SCHALL, STOLL April 14, 2022 Brief Summary:   Board IPR obviousness decision reversed due to erroneous claim construction (“[a] straightforward reading of the claim language”, “the … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ reversed and remanded due to improper finding of indefiniteness

Niazi Licensing Corporation v. St. Jude Medical S.C., Inc. Docket No. 2021-1864 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1864.OPINION.4-11-2022_1934126.pdf) TARANTO, BRYSON, STOLL April 11, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC findings of indefiniteness reversed, but induced infringement, exclusion of expert witness report and damages findings affirmed. Summary:  … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ reversed as based on improper claim construction (no clear PHE)

Genuine Enabling Technology LLC v. Nintendo Co. et al. Docket No. 2021-2167 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-2167.OPINION.4-1-2022_1930021.pdf) NEWMAN, REYNA, STOLL April 1, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC grant of summary judgment reversed as FC panel found claim construction errors. Summary:  Genuine sued Nintendo for … Continue reading

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IPR obviousness decision reversed, another affirmed along with claim construction decisions

Surgalign Spine Technologies, Inc. et al. v. LifeNet Health Docket No. 2021-1117-18, -1236 (IPR2019-00569, -00570) (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1117.OPINION.4-11-2022_1934157.pdf) (Non-Precedential) NEWMAN (D), SCHALL, PROST April 11, 2022 Brief Summary:   IPR obviousness decision reversed, claim construction affirmed, other no obviousness decision affirmed. Summary:  … Continue reading

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DC finding of means-plus-function invalidity of computer-related claims reversed

Dyfan, LLC v. Target Corporation Docket No. 2021-1725 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/21-1725.OPINION.3-24-2022_1926111.pdf) LOURIE, DYK, STOLL March 24, 2022 Brief Summary:   DC finding of invalid means-plus-function claims reversed and remanded as meaning of “code” and “application” would be understood by skilled artisans and … Continue reading

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