Category Archives: Reexamination

Honeywell International Inc. v. Mexichem Amanco Holdings S.A. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1996 LOURIE, REYNA, WALLACH August 1, 2017 Brief summary: Board affirmance of obviousness rejections vacated and remanded because, e.g., it erred “in dismissing properties of the claimed invention as merely inherent, without further consideration as to unpredictability and … Continue reading

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Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. v. Jarrow Formulas, Inc.

Docket No. 2016-1814, -1815, -1051 PROST, BRYSON, HUGHES July 26, 2017 Brief summary: Board decision of obviousness following inter partes reexamination affirmed (e.g., “absolute predictability” not required, no teaching away). Summary: Soft Gel appealed PTAB inter partes reexamination decision invalidating … Continue reading

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IPCom GmbH & Co. v. HTC Corporation

Docket No. 2016-1474 (PTAB No. 95/001,192) PROST, CLEVENGER, CHEN July 7, 2017 Brief summary: Board’s claim construction of means-plus-function claims (the Board did not ““look to the specification and interpret that language in light of the corresponding structure”) and conclusions … Continue reading

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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Docket No. 2016-1402 PROST, DYK, STOLL April 14, 2017 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Board construction of “scroll and gesture” affirmed.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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