Category Archives: Contributory Infringement

Sanofi, et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Sandoz Inc.

Docket No. 2016-2722, -2726 PROST, WALLACH, TARANTO November 9, 2017 Brief summary: DC decision finding inducement to infringe based on proposed drug label, no obviousness in view of prior art clinical trial documents, or prosecution history estoppel affirmed. Summary: Sanofi … Continue reading

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Cisco Systems, Inc. v. ITC / Arista Networks, Inc. v. ITC

Docket Nos. 2016-2563, -2539 REYNA, SCHALL, WALLACH September 27, 2017 Brief summary: ITC decision that Arista’s importation of switches lacking software infringed (induced and contributory) Cisco’s patents affirmed. Summary: This decision relates to the ITC’s § 337 investigation based on … Continue reading

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Allied Mineral Products, Inc. v. OSMI, Inc. et al. (“Stellar”)

Docket No. 2016-2641 MOORE, REYNA, STOLL September 13, 2017 Brief summary: DC dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction since Stellar only took action against Allied’s distributors in MX but no action against Allied (in MX or the US). Summary: … Continue reading

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Lifetime Industries, Inv. V. Trim-Lok, Inc.

2017-1096 LOURIE, MOORE, O’MALLEY September 7, 2017 Brief summary: DC grant of Trim-Lok’s motion to dismiss Lifetime’s infringement complaint reversed and remanded since, e.g., LT adequately “alleged that an agent of Trim-Lok installed the seal onto the RV”. Summary: Lifetime … Continue reading

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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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