Category Archives: Willfullness

Georgetown Rail Equipment Company v. Holland L.P.

Docket No. 2016-2297 REYNA, SCHALL, WALLACH August 16, 2017 Brief summary: DC’s infringement ($1.5m awarded), claim construction (preamble is not a limitation), willfulness, and enhanced damages ($1m) conclusions affirmed. Summary: Holland appealed the DC’s infringement ($1.5m awarded), claim construction, willfulness, … Continue reading

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Alfred E. Mann Foundation et al. (“AEM”) v. Cochlear Corporation et al.

Docket No. 2015-1580, -1606, -1607 NEWMAN, CHEN, HUGHES November 17, 2016 Brief Summary: DC decision of indefiniteness of certain claims for failure to disclosure an algorithm affirmed; another found supported by “adequate defining structure”. Finding of no willfulness vacated and … Continue reading

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Stryker Corporation et al. v. Zimmer, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2013-1668 PROST, NEWMAN, HUGHES September 12, 2016 Brief Summary: FC panel affirmed DC finding of infringement, willfulness and no invalidity affirmed. Award of treble damages and attorneys fees vacated and remanded “because the standard for finding an exceptional … Continue reading

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Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2013-1472, -1656 LOURIE, O’MALLEY, HUGHES August 5, 2016 Brief Summary: On remand from SCOTUS, DC decision of no willfulness based on Seagate test vacated and remanded (DC to “consider, as one factor in its analysis, what Pulse knew … Continue reading

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WBIP, LLC v. Kohler Co.

Docket No. 2015-1038, -1044 MOORE, O’MALLEY, CHEN July 19, 2016 Brief Summary: DC denial of JMOL to Kohler on obviousness and WD grounds affirmed. Decision of willfulness affirmed under Halo (US 2016) (“infringer’s subjective bad faith alone may support an … Continue reading

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Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. / Stryker Corporation et al. v. Zimmer, Inc. et al.

SCOTUS Docket Nos. 14-1513, -1520 June 13, 2016 Brief Summary: FC judgments finding neither Halo nor Stryker subject to enhanced damages under § 284 since the Seagate test “is unduly rigid, and it impermissibly encumbers the statutory grant of discretion … Continue reading

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Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2015-1171, 2015-1195, 2015-1994 PROST, DYK, REYNA February 26, 2016 Update: See Oct. 7, 2016 en banc opinion reversing this opinion. Brief Summary: DC decisions were affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part. Notably, Samsung’s appeal of DC denial of JMOL of non-infringement … Continue reading

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