Category Archives: Infringement

Horizon’s OB ‘913 claim 12 survives obviousness challenge (Pennsaid® for osteoarthritis)

HZNP Medicines LLC et al. v. Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. Docket No. 2017-2149, -2152-53, -2202-3, -2206 PROST, NEWMAN, REYNA October 10, 2019 Brief Summary: DC findings of indefiniteness, no induced infringement, and no invalidity for obviousness regarding Horizon’s OB patents … Continue reading

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Grant of SJ of non-infringement reversed due to “genuine dispute of material fact on…whether the…software was capable of infringing uses”

NeuroGrafix, et al. v. Brainlab, Inc. et al. Docket No. 2018-2363 NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, TARANTO October 7, 2019 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Grant of SJ reversed due to “genuine dispute of material fact on…whether the…software was capable of infringing uses”. Summary: NeuroGrafix … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ of no induced infringement affirmed, exclusion of expert report proper since Phigenix did not “timely disclose its narrowed infringement theory”

Phigenix, Inc. v. Genetech, Inc. Docket No. 2017-2617, 2018-1042 REYNA, BRYSON, STOLL September 5, 2019 Non-Precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of no induced infringement after exclusion of Phigenix’s expert report affirmed (e.g., “[w]ithout its expert report, Phigenix’s direct … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ to Genentech of no induced infringement affirmed, exclusion of expert report proper since Phigenix did not “timely disclose its narrowed infringement theory”

Phigenix, Inc. v. Genetech, Inc. Docket No. 2017-2617, 2018-1042 REYNA, BRYSON, STOLL September 5, 2019 Non-Precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of no induced infringement after exclusion of Phigenix’s expert report affirmed (e.g., “[w]ithout its expert report, Phigenix’s direct … Continue reading

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Lilly’s Orange Book ‘209 patent regarding administration of pemetrexed not literally infringed, but infringed under DOE

Eli Lilly and Company v. Hospira, Inc., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Docket No. 2018-2126, -2127, -2128 LOURIE, MOORE, TARANTO August 9, 2019 Brief Summary: DC literal infringement decision reversed, but infringement under DOE affirmed. Summary: Hospira and Dr. Reddy’s (DRL) appealed … Continue reading

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ITC claim construction, written description, and finding of infringement by imported E. coli strains affirmed by Federal Circuit

Ajinomoto Co. et al. v. Int. Trade Commission (ITC) et al. Docket No. 2018-1590, -1629 (ITC No. 337-TA-1005) DYK (C/D), MOORE, TARANTO August 6, 2019 Brief Summary: ITC claim construction, written description, and finding that certain E. coli strains imported … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit affirmed DC claim construction finding that “100% by weight” limitation can include “residual moisture”

E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. v. Unifrax I LLC Docket 2017-2575 O’MALLEY, REYNA, HUGHES April 17, 2019 Brief summary: DC finding that “platelets in an amount of 100% by weight” can include “some residual dispersant” and its denial … Continue reading

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