Category Archives: Claim Differentiation

Intellectual Ventures I LLC, et al. v. Motorola Mobility LLC et al.

Docket No. 2016-1795 NEWMAN (C/D), DYK, TARANTO September 13, 2017 Brief summary: DC denial of JMOL to Motorola affirmed with respect to invalidity but reversed as to direct infringement under 35 USC § 271(a) (e.g., “the end user must be … Continue reading

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Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2015-2067 REYNA, HUGHES, STOLL January 12, 2017 Brief Summary: DC decision finding of direct infringement by physicians and induced infringement (§ 271(b)) by Teva as well as no obviousness affirmed. Summary: Teva et al. (“Teva”) appealed DC finding … Continue reading

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Poly-America, L.P. v. API Industries, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-1200 PROST, REYNA, HUGHES October 14, 2016 Brief Summary: DC claim construction based on “clear and unequivocal statements” in the specification and during prosecution affirmed. Summary: Poly-America appealed DC claim construction of the term “short seal” in US … Continue reading

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Wi-LAN USA, Inc. et al. v. Apple Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1256 LOURIE, BRYSON, CHEN August 1, 2016 Brief Summary: DC’s constructions of “specified connection” and “UL connections” as well as its grant of SJ of noninfringement to Apple affirmed. Summary: Wi-LAN appealed DC grant of SJ of noninfringement … Continue reading

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Indacon, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1129 NEWMAN, REYNA, STOLL June 6, 2016 Brief Summary: DC claim constructions based on specification and prosecution history found not to be erroneous and the judgment of noninfringement affirmed. Summary: Indacon appealed DC construction of the terms “alias” … Continue reading

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Howmedica Osteonics Corp., Stryker Ireland Ltd. v. Zimmer, Inc., Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1232, -1234, -1239 O’MALLEY, PLAGER, WALLACH May 12, 2016 Brief Summary: DC claim construction (“there is a fine line between reading a claim in light of the written description and reading a limitation into the claim from” it), … Continue reading

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Scott Clare et al. v. Chrysler Group LLC

Docket No. 2015-1199 PROST, MOORE, WALLACH March 31, 2016 Brief Summary: DC claim construction (e.g., (“the non-obvious appearance of the storage box is required of the claimed truck whether or not it deters theft”) and grant of SJ of non-infringement … Continue reading

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