Category Archives: Means-plus-function

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, LLC v. USPTO

Docket Nos. 2015-1928 (IPR2014-00183) NEWMAN, CHEN, HUGHES December 22, 2017 Brief summary: PTAB IPR FWD affirmed as to finding of obviousness and anticipation but vacated as to dismissal of contingent motion to amend claims since the that the PTAB “impermissibly … Continue reading

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Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc.

Docket No. 2015-2037 O’MALLEY, BRYSON, WALLACH April 14, 2017 Brief Summary: DC/jury finding of noninfringement by Apple affirmed based on construction of Core Wireless’s means-plus-function claims. Summary: Core Wireless (CW) appealed jury finding that Apple did not infringe claim 17 … 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Docket No. 2016-2015 PROST, BRYSON, WALLACH March 17, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC finding of no infringement of means-plus-function limitation after consideration of “function-way-result” and “insubstantial differences”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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In Re: Lawrence B. Lockwood

Docket No. 2016-1371 PROST, MOORE, CHEN February 13, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Board claim construction and finding of anticipation affirmed. Summary: Lockwood appealed Board affirmance following ex parte reexamination requested by an anonymous third party of the examiner’s determination that … Continue reading

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Alfred E. Mann Foundation et al. (“AEM”) v. Cochlear Corporation et al.

Docket No. 2015-1580, -1606, -1607 NEWMAN, CHEN, HUGHES November 17, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision of indefiniteness of certain claims for failure to disclosure an algorithm affirmed; another found supported by “adequate defining structure”. Finding of no willfulness vacated and … Continue reading

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Advanced Ground Information Systems, Inc. v. Life360, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1732 MOORE, MAYER, WALLACH July 28, 2016 Brief Summary: DC finding that “symbol generator” invoked 112/6 and was indefinite affirmed (computer-implemented functions require disclosure of an algorithm). Summary: AGIS appealed DC decision that certain claims of US 7,031,728 … Continue reading

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Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corporation et al.

Docket No. 2015-1244 MOORE, TARANTO, HUGHES May 12, 2016 Brief Summary: DC finding that database-related patents are invalid under § 101 reversed; grant of SJ for anticipation vacated; and judgment of non-infringement affirmed. Summary: Enfish appealed DC finding that the … Continue reading

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