Category Archives: Doctrine of equivalents

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Docket No. 2016-2324 PROST, CHEN, HUGHES November 22, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC claim construction and finding of no infringement by Apple affirmed.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Docket No. 2016-1881 PROST, O’MALLEY, WALLACH August 2, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC grant of SJ to Applera on remand following Applera’s appeal of a $48.6 million adverse judgment affirmed since, e.g., the DOE “cannot embrace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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Tomita Technologies USA, LLC et al. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Docket No. 2016-2015 PROST, BRYSON, WALLACH March 17, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC finding of no infringement of means-plus-function limitation after consideration of “function-way-result” and “insubstantial differences” tests affirmed. Summary: Tomita appealed DC holding on remand (Tomita Techs., FC 2014) … Continue reading

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

Docket No. 2015-1329, -1388 PROST, SCHALL, CHEN December 12, 2016 Brief Summary: Opinion addresses several grounds of appeal and cross-appeal in a long-running dispute (see, e.g., Power Int., FC 2015 and 2013) relating to the power supply controller chip market … Continue reading

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David Netzer Consulting Engineer LLC v. Shell Oil Company et al.

Docket No. 2015-2086 PROST, LOURIE, TARANTO May 27, 2016 Brief Summary: DC claim construction and grant of SJ of no infringement affirmed based on that construction. Summary: Netzer appealed DC grant of SJ of noninfringement of US 6,667,496 to Shell. … Continue reading

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