Category Archives: Royalties

Rembrandt Wireless Technologies L.P. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2016-1729 TARANTO, CHEN, STOLL April 17, 2017 Brief Summary: DC claim construction based on prosecution history estoppel affirmed (“patentee’s use of ‘i.e.,’ in the intrinsic record…is often definitional”). DC non-obviousness conclusion affirmed. Royalty calculation affirmed. FC found “disclaimer … Continue reading

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Rosebud LMS Inc. et al. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated

Docket No. 2015-1428 MOORE, HUGHES, STOLL February 9, 2016 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ to Adobe as not liable for pre-issuance damages under 35 USC § 154(d) because it had no actual notice of the published patent application affirmed. … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Scientific and Indus. Res. Org. (CSIRO) v. Cisco System, Inc.

Docket Nos. 2015-1066 PROST, DYK, HUGHES December 3, 2015 Update:  Cert. denied 6/27/16 (15-1440) Brief Summary: Damages award was therefore vacated and remanded as it “must reflect the value attributable to the infringing feature of the product, and no more” … Continue reading

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SCA Hygeine et al. v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC et al.

Docket No. 2013-1564 En banc opinion (PROST, NEWMAN, LOURIE, DYK, O’MALLEY, REYNA; CIP/DIP: HUGHES, MOORE, WALLACH, TARANTO, CHEN) September 18, 2015 Brief Summary: On the “critical question” of whether § 282 applies to both equitable and legal relief, the court … Continue reading

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Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1492 WALLACH, TARANTO, CHEN August 4, 2015 Update:  Carnegie Mellon’s request for rehearing en banc held in abeyance until SCOTUS Halo (FC 2014, SCOTUS cert. granted 10/19/15) and Stryker (FC 2015, cert. granted 10/19/15) cases are decided but … Continue reading

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Kimble et al. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC

SCOTUS Docket No. 13-720 June 22, 2015 Brief Summary: Under Brulotte (US 1964), a patent licensing agreement cannot extend patent royalties beyond the patent expiration date. Summary: Marvel agreed to buy Kimble’s patent for a Spider Man toy in exchange … Continue reading

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Info-Hold, Inc. v. Muzak LLC

Docket No. 2014-1167 Reyna, Wallach, Taranto April 24, 2015 Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ awarding zero royalty reversed; grant of SJ regarding inducement to infringe (“affirmative act to encourage infringement with the knowledge…actual knowledge or willful blindness”) reversed; DC … Continue reading

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