Category Archives: Doctrine of equivalents

Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int., et al.

Docket No. 2016-2691, 2017-1875 DYK, CLEVENGER, CHEN July 3, 2018 Brief summary: DC claim constructions affirmed (e.g., no prosecution history estoppel) but damages determination based on the “entire market value rule” vacated and remanded since, e.g., PI “did not meet … Continue reading

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Richard J. Baker v. Microsoft Corp. et al. (Nintendo of America, Inc.)

Docket No. 2017-2357 REYNA, WALLACH, HUGHES April 9, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC grant of SJ of noninfringement to MSFT et al. based on its construction of the claim term “remote” based in part on prosecution history estoppel affirmed. Summary: … Continue reading

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Nalco Company v. Chem-Med, LLC et al. (24 other parties)

Docket No. 2017-1036 MOORE, SCHALL, O’MALLEY February 27, 2018 Brief summary: DC dismissal of Nalco’s complaint for failing to properly allege infringement reversed and remanded since “[t]he ‘purpose of a motion to dismiss is to test the sufficiency of the … Continue reading

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Rembrandt Patent Innovations, LLC et al. v. Apple, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-2324 PROST, CHEN, HUGHES November 22, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC claim construction and finding of no infringement by Apple affirmed. Summary: Rembrandt appealed DC grant of SJ of noninfringement by Apple’s “mobile products” (iPhone, iPad, and iTouch) … Continue reading

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G. David Jang, M.D. v. Boston Scientific Corp. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1275, -1575 PROST, O’MALLEY, CHEN September 29, 2017 Brief summary: DC decision affirmed because Dr. Jang “was unable to meet his burden of” submitting “a proper hypothetical claim for consideration” proving that his [DOE] theory did not ensnare … Continue reading

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Enzo Biochem Inc et al. v. Applera Corp. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1881 PROST, O’MALLEY, WALLACH August 2, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC grant of SJ to Applera on remand following Applera’s appeal of a $48.6 million adverse judgment affirmed since, e.g., the DOE “cannot embrace a structure that is … Continue reading

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Mylan Insitutional LLC and Apicore US LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., et al.

Docket No. 2017-1645 LOURIE, MOORE, REYNA May 19, 2017 Brief Summary: DC grant of preliminary injunction and finding of infringement Apicore’s “process patents” under the DOE reversed since the function-way-result test not appropriate under this chemical case. Grant of PI … Continue reading

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