Category Archives: Preamble

Summit 6 LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2013-1648, -1651 MOORE, MAYER, LINN September 21, 2015 Brief Summary: Jury findings / DC decisions affirmed regarding $15 million damages infringement award to Summit 6 affirmed. Summary: Jury found Summit’s US 7,765,482 five asserted claims relating to processing … Continue reading

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Kaneka Corporation v. Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1373, -1399 NEWMAN, REYNA, HUGHES June 10, 2015 Brief Summary: DC claim construction correct on some points but incorrect on others (“inconsistent with the intrinsic record”, steps of claims not limited to particular order, preamble “comprises” does not … Continue reading

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Pacing Technologies, LLC v. Gramin International, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1396 LOURIE, MOORE, REYNA February 18, 2015 Brief Summary: Preamble determined to be a claim limitation; “clear and unmistakable statement of disavowel or disclaimer” found in the “Summary and Objects of the Invention”. Summary: Pacing appealed DC grant … Continue reading

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In re Dwight C. Shaneour

Docket No. 2014-1518 PROST, O’MALLEY, TARANTO (per curiam) January 8, 2015 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Board decision that examiner examiner correctly rejected claims as obvious affirmed as prior art was “reasonably pertinent” and there was “no recitation in the patent disclosure … Continue reading

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University of Pittsburgh v. Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Docket No. 2012-1575 LOURIE, DYK (D), O’MALLEY April 10, 2014 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Construction of means-plus-function limitation in independent claim affirmed. Preamble term of dependent claim found not part of the apparatus but “drawn to an intended use.” Willful infringement … Continue reading

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Chandler Dawson v. Chandler Dawson and Lyle Bowman

Docket Nos. 2012-1214,-1215,-1216,-1217 REYNA, BRYSON, WALLACH March 25, 2013 Brief summary: UCSF was not able to show the “formation in the mind of the inventor, of a definite and permanent idea of the complete and operative invention” (Hybritech, FC 1986) … Continue reading

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In re Jasinski, et al.

Docket No. 2012-1482 PROST, CLEVENGER, MOORE February 15, 2013 Non-precedential Brief summary: The preamble (“A method for verifying the accuracy of logical-to-physical mapping software…”) was found to be limiting and not merely a statement of intended use. Summary: Jasinki et … Continue reading

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The C.W. Zumbiel Company, Inc. v. David J. Kappos et al.

Docket No. 2011-1332, -1333 (Reexamination No. 95/000,077) PROST (d), MOORE, WALLACH December 27, 2012 Brief summary: Certain claims of patent directed to cartons and boxes for holding containers (e.g., beverage cans) found obvious as predictable variations of or disclosed by … Continue reading

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