Category Archives: Willfullness

DC denial of on-sale bar defense reversed; claim construction affirmed; grant of enhanced damages reversed based on attorney opinion; reasonably royalty affirmed

Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals, L.P. v. U.S. Venture, Inc. et al. (“Venture”) Docket No. 2020-1640, -1641 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-1640.OPINION.4-29-2022_1943607.pdf) PROST, REYNA, STOLL April 29, 2022 Brief Summary:  DC denial of on-sale bar defense reversed; claim construction affirmed; grant of enhanced damages … Continue reading

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DC reversed on WD of genus claims and patent co-ownership, affirmed on no willfulness and remanded for damages calculation

BASF Plant Science, L.P., Cargill, Inc. v. Commonwealth Scientific, et al. (“CSIRO”) Docket No. 2020-1415-16, 2020-1919-20 (https://cafc.uscourts.gov/opinions-orders/20-1415.OPINION.3-15-2022_1921729.pdf) NEWMNA (D), TARANTO, CHEN March 15, 2022 Brief Summary:   Following a dispute regarding a collaboration agreement, FC panel affirmed DC fining on … Continue reading

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DC’s finding of no willfulness reversed, enhanced damages and attorney fees affirmed

SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. Docket No. 2020-1685, -1704 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/20-1685.OPINION.9-28-2021_1841166.pdf) DYK, PROST, HUGHES September 28, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC finding of no willfulness reversed; grant of enhanced damages and attorney’s fee affirmed. Summary:  SRI appealed DC denial of … Continue reading

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FC panel affirms DC claim construction, enablement, damages, and no willfulness findings

Bayer Healthcare LLC v. Baxalta Inc. et al. and Nektar Therapeutics Docket No. 2019-2418, 2020-1017 (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/19-2418.OPINION.3-1-2021_1740684.pdf) NEWMAN, LINN, STOLL March 1, 2021 Brief Summary:  DC claim construction, enablement, damages, and no willfulness findings affirmed. Summary:  Baxalta/Nektar (“B/N”) appealed DC denial … Continue reading

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Teva’s ANDA carve-out does not save it from induced infringement (“when the provider of an identical product knows of and markets the same product for intended direct infringing activity, the criteria of induced infringement are met”)

GlaxoSmithKline LLC, et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Docket No. 2018-1976, -2023 PROST, NEWMAN, MOORE October 2, 2020 Brief Summary:  GSK appealed DC judgment of a matter of law (JMOL) finding no induced infringement of RE40,000 by Teva’s Coreg® … Continue reading

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DC infringement decision affirmed for one patent, preambles found limiting as to two others, money damages affirmed, injunction for two of four accused products vacated

Bio-Rad Labs., Inc., The Univ. of Chicago v. 10X Genomics Inc. Docket No. 2019-2255, -2285 NEWMAN, O’MALLEY, TARANTO August 3, 2020 Brief Summary: DC decision of infringement of ‘083 patent under DOE affirmed; preamble found to limit ‘407 and ‘193 … Continue reading

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Corrected assignment effective to show ownership, willful infringement finding and prejudgment interest award affirmed

Jodi A. Schwendimann, Cooler Concepts, Inc. v. Arkwright Advanced Coating, Inc. Docket No. 2018-2416, 2019-1012 O’MALLEY, REYNA, WALLACH May 13, 2020 Brief Summary: DC finding of willful infringement and award of prejudgment interest affirmed; “corrected nunc pro tunc” assignment effective … Continue reading

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DC obviousness and infringement decisions regarding coffee filter claims affirmed

Eko Brands, LLC v. Adrian Rivera Maynez Ent., Inc. et al. (“ARM”) Docket No. 2018-2215, -2254 DYK, REYNA, HUGHES January 13, 2020 Brief Summary: DC decisions that ARM’s claims are invalid for obviousness and not infringed, and that ARM willfully … Continue reading

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Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp.

Docket No. 2018-1309 PROST, DYK, WALLACH April 8, 2019 Brief summary: DC decision finding infringement of ‘727 claim 1 affirmed; others reversed and remanded for state of mind analysis and to determine whether there were predicate acts of infringement; willfulness … Continue reading

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SRI Int., Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

Docket No. 2017-2223 LOURIE (D), O’MALLEY, STOLL March 20, 2019 Brief summary: DC finding of patent eligibility under § 101 affirmed; award of attorney fees vacated and remanded “solely for recalculation”. Summary: Cisco appealed DC denial of its motion for … Continue reading

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