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PTAB Proposes New Rule Package – and New Preliminary Proceeding Philosophy

NPRM to Codify Existing Practices with Notable Exception The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking today to update its rules to...

Intrinsic Evidence Establishing the Context of a Claim Term Can Limit Claim Scope

MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA Before Reyna, Mayer and Taranto. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Summary:  The...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASE OF THE WEEK ESIP Series 2, LLC v. Puzhen Life USA, LLC, Appeal No. 2019-1659 (Fed. Cir. May 19, 2020) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit affirmed an...

IPR Real-Parties-In-Interest Determination Is Final and Non-Appealable

ESIP SERIES 2, LLC V. PUZHEN LIFE USA, LLC Before Reyna, Lourie, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: The PTAB’s determination that an IPR...

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A Delaware jury has awarded Wasica Finance over $31 million in patent damages against Schrader Int’l.  In 2013, Wasica accused Schrader Int’l of... Read More »
USAA filed multiple patent infringement lawsuits against Wells Fargo, alleging widespread infringement of USAA’s patented technologies on remote check deposits... Read More »
Johnstech International sued JF Microtechnology for infringing its patent related to semiconductor contactors for testing integrated circuits.  Both companies... Read More »
Western Plastics sued Dubose Strapping for infringing a patent covering a material for wrapping rolls of metal coil.  Both parties compete in the metal industry... Read More »
Bayer sued Baxalta for infringing U.S. Patent No. 9,364,520.  This patent covers a protein necessary for blood clotting that is used in Baxalta’s... Read More »
GUANGDONG ALISON HI-TECH CO. V. ITC Before Wallach, Hughes, and Stoll.  Appeal from United States International Trade Commission. Summary: A term of... Read More »
In a case relating to systems to protect hair during bleaching treatments, Olaplex sued L’Oreal for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and... Read More »
Acantha LLC sued Depuy Synthes Sales Inc. and DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., alleging that Depuy’s Vectra and Zero-P VA products infringe U.S. Reissued Patent... Read More »
ATEN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. v. UNICLASS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. Before Moore, Wallach, and Taranto.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the... Read More »
A jury determined that Benton Energy Service Co. infringed a patent for improved drilling in offshore oil wells owned by Cajun Services Unlimited.  The jury also ... Read More »
A federal court in Wisconsin recently awarded Ultratec, Inc. and Captel, Inc. more than $5.4 million in damages, based on a patent infringement claim brought against... Read More »
An Illinois jury awarded football equipment manufacturer, Riddell, $5 million in patent damages against Kranos Corporation, doing business as Schutt Sports.  The ... Read More »
QUEST INTEGRITY USA, LLC v. COKEBUSTERS USA INC. Before Dyk, Taranto, and Hughes.  Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. ... Read More »
EcoServices asserted two patents against Certified Aviation related to aircraft engine washing services.  The jury found that Certified Aviation willfully... Read More »
For many practitioners, it seems that change is the only certainty at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  And only five months into the year, change in 2019 has... Read More »
A Delaware jury awarded automated milkshake maker, f’real Foods, approximately $3.2 million in damages based on Hamilton Beach’s and Hershey... Read More »
A Delaware jury awarded Hologic $4.2 million in lost profit patent damages and more than half a million dollars in reasonable royalty patent damages, based on Minerva ... Read More »
A Florida judge recently entered a permanent injunction against a handful of Florida businesses and their owner, barring them from further infringing a patent... Read More »
  Federal Circuit Summary   Before Chief Judge Prost, Moore, and Taranto.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern ... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary   Before Dyk, Taranto, and Stoll.  Appeal from U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Summary: The... Read More »
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