Category Archives: IPR

GE’s “purported competitive injuries” found not to provide standing to appeal IPR

General Electric Company (GE) v. United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Docket No. 2017-2497 (IPR2016-00531) REYNA, TARANTO, HUGHES July 10, 2019 Brief Summary: GE appealed Board IPR finding claims 7-11 of UTC’s US 8,511,605 relating to gear fan gas turbine engines not … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit affirms Board IPR decision invalidating design patents for obviousness

Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. v. Graco Children’s Products, Inc. Docket No. 2018-1259-60 (IPR2016-00816, -00826) MOORE, REYNA, CHEN July 2, 2019 Brief summary:  Board IPR decision of invalidity of Kolcraft’s design patents affirmed as evidence regarding inventor’s date of conception was uncorroborated. … Continue reading

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DC findings of infringement and validity of one UCB rotigotine patent and invalidity of another as anticipated by use in a single patient in a clinical trial affirmed

UCB, Inc. et al. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. et al. Docket No. 2018-1397, -1453 TARANTO, SCHALL, CHEN June 24, 2019 Brief summary: DC decisions finding that UCB’s ‘434 patent was infringed under DOE and not invalid and UCB’s ‘414 patent … Continue reading

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Time bar not triggered by change in real party in interest, Board claim construction/ invalidity determinations of Mayne’s claims affirmed

Mayne Pharma Int. v. Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD) (USPTO as intervenor) Docket No. 2018-1593 (IPR2016-01186) LOURIE, DYK, O’MALLEY June 21, 2019 Brief summary: Board IPR time bar and claim construction/invalidity determinations affirmed. Summary: Mayne appealed the USPTO’s (Board’s) IPR … Continue reading

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IPR obviousness finding vacated for erroneous motivaton to combine and reasonable expectation of success determinations

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. UUSI, LLC, DBA NARTRON Docket No. 2018-1310 (IPR2016-00908) NEWMAN, LOURIE, DYK June 18, 2019 Non-precedential Brief summary: IPR obviousness decision vacated and remanded (e.g., “improve similar devices in the same way, using the technique is … Continue reading

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Privity and RPI relationships arising after IPR filing but before institution can trigger §315(b) time-bar

Power Integrations, Inc. v. Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC (“Fairchild”) Docket Nos. 2018-1607 (IPR2016-00809) PROST, REYNA, STOLL June 13, 2019 Brief summary: IPR was time barred under §315(b) “because Fairchild was an RPI at the time the IPR was instituted, even … Continue reading

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State sovereign immunity does not apply to IPR proceedings, Federal Circuit decides

Regents of the Univ. of Minnesota v. LSI Corp. et al. (Gilead Sci. Inc., intervenor) Docket Nos. 2018-1560-65 (IPR2017-01068, -01186, -01197, -01200, -01213, -01214, -0129) DYK, WALLACH, HUGHES June 14, 2019 Brief summary: FC panel concluded “that state sovereign immunity … Continue reading

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