Category Archives: Reexamination

In re: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.

Docket No. 2016-1830 DYK, MAYER, REYNA May 10, 2017 Brief Summary: No error found with the Board’s authority to reexamine even though LG withdrew since LG submitted the request and “was still involved in the proceedings at the time the … Continue reading

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Fairchild (Taiwan) Corporation v. Power Integrations, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-1002 LOURIE, MOORE, REYNA April 21, 2017 Motion Panel Order (Precedential) Brief Summary: PTAB “ordered to dismiss the reexamination of claims 6, 7, 18, and 19 of the ‘972 patent” (for which a final decision has already been … Continue reading

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In re Apple Inc.

Docket No. 2016-1402 PROST, DYK, STOLL April 14, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Board construction of “scroll and gesture” affirmed. Its construction of “rubberbanding” and the associated finding that the prior disclosed the same vacated and remanded. Summary: Apple appealed PTAB … Continue reading

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Icon Health and Fitness, Inc. v. Strava, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1475 NEWMAN, BRYSON, MOORE February 28, 2017 Brief Summary: Certain findings of obviousness vacated due to lack of explanation/support by the Examiner and the Board. Summary: Icon appealed Board decision following inter partes reexamination of Icon’s US 7,789,800 … 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Docket No. 2016-1371 PROST, MOORE, CHEN February 13, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Board claim construction and finding of anticipation affirmed.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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In re: Ethicon, Inc., A Johnson & Johnson Company

Docket No. 2015-1696 (USPTO Appeal Nos. 95/000,542 and 95/000,552) NEWMAN(D), LOURIE, DYK January 3, 2017 Brief Summary: Board finding of obviousness of claims directed to vascular stent affirmed. Summary: Ethicon appealed PTAB decision in a merged inter partes reexamination regarding … Continue reading

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Northpeak Wireless, LLC v. 3COM et al. / Intel Corp.

Docket No. 2016-1477, -1481 MOORE, WALLACH, STOLL December 28, 2016 Non-precedential Brief Summary: DC claim construction affirmed because “NorthPeak unambiguously disclaimed a broader scope during reexamination.” Summary: Northpeak appealed DC claim construction of terms of its (twice ex parte reexamined) … Continue reading

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