Category Archives: Issue Preclusion

Arcelormittal v. AK Steel Corporation

Docket Nos. 2017-1637 REYNA, WALLACH, HUGHES Nov. 14, 2018 (sealed opinion issued Nov. 5, 2018) Brief summary: DC decision of SJ based on collateral estoppel to AK vacated and remanded due to new evidence that the accused products may have … Continue reading

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Worlds Inc. v. Bungie Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1481, -1546, -1583 (IPR2015-01264, -01319, -01321) PROST, O’MALLEY, TARANTO September 7, 2018 Brief summary: Board’s IPR invalidation decisions vacated and remanded (“the Board should first address whether Worlds is estopped from arguing the real-party-in-interest issue” and “then reevaluate … Continue reading

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Nestle USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1193 (IPR2015-00249) DYK, REYNA, CHEN March 13, 2018 Brief summary: Citing Omega Eng’g (FC 2003) holding “that the same construed meaning should generally attach to the same claim term in related patents”, the FC panel vacated and remanded … Continue reading

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SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC

Docket No. 2016-2738 LOURIE, REYNA, CHEN March 12, 2018 Brief summary: DC dismissal of SimpleAir’s infringement complaint against Google as barred by claim preclusion vacated and remanded since the DC did not compare “the claims of the ‘838 and ‘048 … Continue reading

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MaxLinear, Inc. v. CF Crespe LLC

Docket No. 2017-1039 (IPR2015-00592) DYK, SCHALL, REYNA January 25, 2018 Brief summary: Board’s decision that dependent claims were not shown to be unpatentable vacated and remanded “[s]ince the patentability of [independent] claims 1 and 17 was the sole basis for … Continue reading

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Intellectual Ventures I LLC, et al. v. Capital One Financial Company et al.

Docket No. 2016-1077 PROST, WALLACH, CHEN March 7, 2017 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ for collateral estoppel (issue preclusion) affirmed under Fourth Circuit law and finding of ineligibility under under § 101 affirmed under the two-step Alice/Mayo “abstract idea” … Continue reading

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Allergan, Inc. and Duke University v. Sandoz, Inc. (Akorn, Hi-Tech Pharm., Apotex)

Docket No. 2016-1085, -1160 REYNA, WALLACH, CHEN March 17, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC finding of collateral estoppel and obviousness for asserted claims affirmed but reversed as to the unasserted claims of the Allergan’s ‘953 patent (“Sandoz, Inc. has not … Continue reading

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