Category Archives: Indefiniteness

Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Grunenthal GmbH v. Teva Pharm. USA, et al.

Docket No. 2015-2021(22 others) MOORE, BRYSON, HUGHES May 16, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC findings that the proposed ANDA of Endo’s OPANA®ER infringe the claims, and that those claims are not invalid for obviousness or indefiniteness, affirmed. Summary: Teva et … Continue reading

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Capital Security Systems, Inc. v. NCR Corporation, et al.

Docket No. 2017-2368 PROST, MOORE, STOLL March 7, 2018 Non-precedential Brief summary: FC panel reversed the DC finding that “ascertains an apparent signature” is indefinite as it would be “understood in light of the specification…with reasonable certainty”, but agreed with … Continue reading

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Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc. v. Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC

Docket Nos. 2016-2197 WALLACH, CHEN, STOLL January 12, 2018 Brief summary: DC decision vacated and remanded as expert opinion on damages was insufficient, and to determine whether Briggs’ prior art defenses were “litigation-inspired” (Halo, US 2017). Summary: Briggs appealed the … Continue reading

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Forest Laboratories, Inc. et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2016-2550, -2553 LOURIE (C), REYNA, TARANTO December 11, 2017 Non-precedential Brief summary: DC finding of indefiniteness of claims requiring a comparison of immediate and extended release formulations affirmed. Summary: Forest appealed DC finding that all of the asserted … Continue reading

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Presidio Components, Inc. v. American Technical Ceramics Corp.

Docket No. 2016-2607, -2650 DYK, MOORE, TARANTO November 21, 2017 Brief summary: DC conclusion of no indefiniteness, that “ATC was entitled to the defense of absolute intervening rights”, and denial of enhanced damages affirmed. Award of lost profits and permanent … Continue reading

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BASF Corporation v. Johnson Matthey, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-1770 LOURIE, O’MALLEY, TARANTO November 20, 2017 Brief summary: DC finding of indefiniteness reversed and remanded (e.g., no “context-specific inquiry into whether particular functional language actually provides the required reasonable certainty”). Summary: BASF appealed the “effective for catalyzing”/“effective … Continue reading

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MasterMine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation

Docket No. 2016-2465 NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, STOLL October 30, 2017 Brief summary: DC claim construction affirmed but finding of indefiniteness reversed. Summary: MasterMine (MM) appealed from a stipulated judgment of noninfringement and invalidity of its US 7,945,850 and 8,429,518 directed to … Continue reading

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