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Pattern illustrated in design patent limited to chairs due to prosecution history

Curver Luxemborg, SARL v. Home Expressions, Inc. Docket No. 2018-2214 CHEN, HUGHES, STOLL September 12, 2019 Brief Summary: DC finding that Curver’s design patent claim limited the patent to chairs affirmed. Summary: Curver appealed DC grant of HE’s motion to … Continue reading

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“[P]ost-interference examination period” was RCE time “attributable to Mayo” that reduced time of patent term adjustment (PTA)

Mayo Foundation v. Andrei Iancu (USPTO) Docket No. 2018-2031 NEWMAN, LOURIE, DYK September 16, 2019 Brief Summary: DC determination that “post-interference examination period” was “was RCE time ‘attributable to Mayo, and not the PTO’” and reduced Mayo’s PTA time. Summary: … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ of no induced infringement affirmed, exclusion of expert report proper since Phigenix did not “timely disclose its narrowed infringement theory”

Phigenix, Inc. v. Genetech, Inc. Docket No. 2017-2617, 2018-1042 REYNA, BRYSON, STOLL September 5, 2019 Non-Precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of no induced infringement after exclusion of Phigenix’s expert report affirmed (e.g., “[w]ithout its expert report, Phigenix’s direct … Continue reading

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DC grant of SJ to Genentech of no induced infringement affirmed, exclusion of expert report proper since Phigenix did not “timely disclose its narrowed infringement theory”

Phigenix, Inc. v. Genetech, Inc. Docket No. 2017-2617, 2018-1042 REYNA, BRYSON, STOLL September 5, 2019 Non-Precedential Brief Summary: DC grant of SJ of no induced infringement after exclusion of Phigenix’s expert report affirmed (e.g., “[w]ithout its expert report, Phigenix’s direct … Continue reading

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Board properly decided to deny institution and dismiss IPRs on SAS remand instead of instituting on all grounds

BioDelivery Sciences Int., Inc. v. Aquesitive Therapeutics, Inc., FKA Monsol Rx, LLC Docket No. 2019-1643-45 (IPR2015-00165, -00168, -00169) NEWMAN (D), LOURIE, REYNA (Order) August 26, 2019 Brief Summary: On remand under SAS after instituting IPRs on less than all the … Continue reading

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Board IPR decision vacated and remanded for erroneous claim construction; negative limitation not disclosed by prior art.

WAG Acquisition, LLC v. WebPower, Inc. et al. Docket No. 2018-1617 (IPR2016-01238) NEWMAN, CHEN, STOLL August 26, 2019 Non-precedential Brief Summary: Board IPR decision finding WAG’s claims invalid for anticipation reversed due to erroneous claim construction (e.g., the definition “comes … Continue reading

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ITC finding of no indefiniteness or invalidity for anticipation or obviousness affirmed

Guangdong Alison Hi-Tech Co. v. Int. Trade Comm. (ITC), Aspen Aerogels, Inc. Docket No. 2018-2042 DYK, CHEN, STOLL August 27, 2019 Brief Summary: ITC finding of no indefiniteness or invalidity for anticipation or obviousness affirmed. Summary: Guangdong Alison Hi-Tech Co. … Continue reading

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