WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal jury empaneled in Texas correctly declared Roku Inc. a noninfringer of a patent directed to streaming media content, the digital media player manufacturer tells the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in a May 5 brief.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In arguing in a March appellant brief that the preambles of three claims of a wireless network patent are limiting, a patent owner stakes out an opposite position to the one it advanced before the International Trade Commission (ITC), a patent challenger asserts in a May 3 appellee brief filed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge in Delaware did not abuse his discretion in denying a patent owner’s request for a new trial on grounds that an attorney for an infringement defendant improperly referenced the potential application of its accused products in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 11.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an April 14 appellee brief, the owner of two patents directed to color imaging and printing says the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) did not abuse its discretion in declaring various challenged claims nonobvious.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A patented method of migrating virtual machines and securing them at a hypervisor layer does not represent an improvement over conventional methods, Microsoft Corp. maintains in a May 7 petition for inter partes review (IPR) filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a May 10 holding, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals found no error in a determination by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that 20 challenged claims of a patent directed to video game technology cover ineligible subject matter.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Google LLC on May 10 petitioned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for post-grant review (PGR) of a patent directed to “networking” and “sharing of information” for detecting an idle transmission control protocol (TCP) connection.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In a May 10 filing with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the owner of a patented “strengthening member” for a road vehicle that supports a vehicle and windshield without obstructing a driver’s vision defended the technology as nonobvious.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A defendant who prevailed on allegations of patent infringement was nonetheless properly denied an award of attorney fees and sanctions, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 10.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a longstanding dispute over hair treatment products, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on May 6 ordered a new trial on patent infringement and damages and reversed a denial of judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) that L'Oréal USA Inc. misappropriated trade secrets.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled May 5 that a federal judge in California did not abuse his discretion in setting aside an injunction after being presented with evidence that a patent owner “misrepresented his knowledge of highly material prior art” in a patent infringement case.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A patented computer that permits a user to transition from a laptop mode to easel and frame mode contains features that were “well-known” before a claimed priority date of April 2008, Lenovo United States Inc. asserts in a May 4 petition for inter partes review (IPR).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a statement issued May 5, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that President Joseph R. Biden’s administration will work with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive patent protection under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for COVID-19 vaccines “in service of ending” the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A final written decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that declared two patent claims anticipated and two others not anticipated was affirmed May 4 by the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The owners of two businesses associated with the “Mighty Bliss” massage device won dismissal of direct patent infringement allegations on April 29, but in the same ruling, a New York federal judge found that a related claim that the duo violated copyrights and trademarks will proceed.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In its May 3 orders list, the U.S. Supreme Court invited the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on a dispute over whether a judge or jury should decide patent eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 101.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A per curiam panel of the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 30 left intact a stipulation of noninfringement entered into by a patent owner and Apple Inc. in a dispute over an improved method for connecting a computer with peripheral equipment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 7 stayed briefing in a patent dispute and directed the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to weigh in on a constitutional challenge leveled by a patent owner in a recent appellant brief.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a brief filed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 12, an appellee defended findings by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that its patented activation button is nonobvious.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A federal judge in New York on April 27 said he erred in deciding a motion for summary judgment regarding secondary indicia of nonobviousness and that the error compels a new trial to decide the validity of a patented ground-fault circuit interrupter (GCFI).