Category Archives: Contributory Infringement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation et al. v. True Health Diagnostics LLC

Docket No. 2016-1766 LOURIE, REYNA, WALLACH June 16, 2017 Brief Summary: Patent directed at detecting myeloperoxidase release as a sign of cardiovascular disease ineligible under § 101. DC decision of no contributory or induced infringement affirmed since CCF fell “short … Continue reading

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Rivera et al. v. International Trade Commission and Solofill, LLC (Intervenor)

Docket No. 2016-1841 REYNA, LINN, CHEN May 23, 2017 Brief Summary: ITC decision of no § 337 violation because the asserted claims to a beverage brewer are invalid for lack of written description affirmed. Summary: Rivera appealed ITC holding that … Continue reading

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Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-2019 LOURIE, PLAGER, TARANTO December 13, 2016 Brief Summary: DC dismissal of infringement claims against Medtronic affirmed because Medgraph did not prove “that some entity or group of entities performed all of the claimed steps” (Akamai V) and … Continue reading

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Asetek Danmark A/S v. CMI USA Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1026, -1183 PROST, REYNA, HUGHES December 6, 2016 Update (April 3, 2017): DC rulings on infringement (yes), invalidity (no), and damages affirmed. Remanded “insofar as the injunction reaches conduct by Cooler Master (regarding the covered products) that goes … Continue reading

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Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. / Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. (“MSD”) et al. v. NuVasive, Inc.

Docket No. 2013-1576, -1577 LOURIE, DYK, REYNA (C) June 3, 2016 Brief Summary: On remand from SCOTUS, this decision affirmed DC/jury finding of induced infringement. Summary: The original March 2, 2015 decision was vacated by SCOTUS at MSD’s request in … Continue reading

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Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

SCOTUS Docket No. 13-896 May 26, 2015 Supreme Court of The United States Brief Summary: FC decision “that the trial court erred in excluding Cisco’s evidence of its good-faith belief that Commil’s patent was invalid” incorrect; SCOTUS concludes “defendant’s belief … Continue reading

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.

Docket No. 2009-1372, 2009-1380, 2009-1416, -2009-1417 PROST, LINN, MOORE (D) May 13, 2015 Brief Summary: DC grant of JMOL affirmed because divided infringement under § 271(a) “only occurs when a single party or a joint enterprise performs all of the … Continue reading

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