Category Archives: Means-plus-function

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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Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1171, 2015-1195, 2015-1994 PROST, DYK, REYNA February 26, 2016 Update: See Oct. 7, 2016 en banc opinion reversing this opinion. Brief Summary: DC decisions were affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part. Notably, Samsung’s appeal of DC denial of JMOL of non-infringement … Continue reading

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Richard A. Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC et al. (en banc re: means-plus-function)

Rehearing en banc re: means-plus-function (original Nov. 5, 2014 decision at 770 F.3d 1371 (FC 2014) withdrawn) Docket Nos. 2013-1130 MOORE, LINN, REYNA June 16, 2015 Brief Summary: Summary: The FC heard the § 112, para. 6 means-plus-function issue of … Continue reading

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MobileMedia Ideas LLC v. Apple Inc.

Docket No. 2014-1060, 2014-1091 TARANTO, BRYSON, CHEN March 17, 2015 Brief Summary: Certain claims found not to be obvious as “beyond the technical ability of a skilled artisan”; another obvious as it would have been a “straightforward and commonsensical step” … Continue reading

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Richard A. Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC et al. (Withdrawn, see June 16, 2015 rehearing en banc re: means-plus-function)

Docket Nos. 2013-1130 MOORE, LINN, REYNA November 5, 2014 Brief Summary: DC claim found erroneous for limiting definition to preferred embodiment. Presumption against means-plus-function found not to be overcome. Stipulated judgment was therefore vacated. Summary: Williamson (trustee for At Home … Continue reading

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