WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 9 turned away a bid for mandamus in which Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) challenged a Texas federal judge’s refusal to transfer a patent dispute to Massachusetts federal court.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even under new limitations on assignor estoppel recently established by the U.S Supreme Court, an infringement defendant is estopped from challenging the validity of an endometrial ablation patent because claim 1 of the patent is not “materially broader” than the claims that were assigned, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 11.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A system and method of drilling a well is directed to the abstract idea of selecting an optimal convergence path using standard criteria any person of skill in the art would consider when designing a well path, a petitioner for post-grant review (PGR) told the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Aug. 8.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an Aug. 8 petition for post-grant review (PGR) filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, a crop protection company seeks cancellation of various claims of a Bayer Cropscience LP patent relating to the herbicide indaziflam on grounds of inadequate written description and anticipation.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Citing several prior art references, Apple Inc. on Aug. 9 told the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that a patented smart watch capable of receiving wireless signals from a mobile phone would be obvious to a person of skill in the art.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) correctly denied two patent applications on the basis that the applicant failed to list a human inventor, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 5, in a blow to the artificial intelligence industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an Aug. 5 summary ruling, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld findings by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that a single claim of a patent directed to activity monitoring is ineligible for patenting or anticipated by prior art.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge in Delaware misapplied the law in determining that an appellee qualifies as a co-inventor of a patented method for precooked bacon, Hormel Foods Corp. told the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals July 18.
SEATTLE — Instead of ruling on a pending motion for default judgment and permanent injunction, a federal judge in Washington on Aug. 2 directed a plaintiff to file a supplemental brief regarding its standing to pursue patent and copyright infringement allegations against a competitor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a July 25 appellant brief filed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a company that specializes in prepaid gift card technology asserts that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board wrongly declared its patent obvious because the cited prior art “discloses a fundamentally different paradigm.”
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an Aug. 2 petition for inter partes review (IPR) filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics America Inc. and Google LLC (Samsung, collectively) say a broken priority chain of a patent directed to geographically focused content delivery represents a “compelling case of obviousness.”
CHICAGO — Dismissal by an Illinois federal judge of allegations that AbbVie Inc. violated antitrust law in connection with the blockbuster drug Humira was affirmed Aug. 1 by the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which asked, “What’s wrong with having lots of patents?”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 2 refused to disturb findings by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that five claims of a magnetic stripe emulator patent were not proven obvious by inter partes review (IPR) petitioner Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and two affiliates.
MIAMI — A federal judge in Florida on July 27 agreed with a federal magistrate judge that a plaintiff who seeks a declaration that three Carnival Corp. patents are not infringed or enforceable is not entitled to summary judgment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A request by the United States to stay patent proceedings while a third party seeks ex parte re-examination of the technology at issue was granted July 27 by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas federal judge should have granted a motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL) by Amazon.com Inc. and Amazon.com LLC, on allegations of induced infringement of a patented method for enhancing acoustics while suppressing ambient noise, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 28.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal judge in California did not abuse his discretion in awarding Netflix Inc. and Netflix Streaming Services Inc. attorney fees incurred in connection with a patent owner’s decision to file suit there immediately after voluntarily dismissing a related action in Delaware, before the Delaware judge could rule on a magistrate judge’s recommendation that four of the six patents at issue are ineligible for patenting, a divided Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 27.
BOSTON — Following a trial, a federal judge in Massachusetts on July 27 ruled in favor of a patent owner accused by General Electric Co. (GE) of engaging in inequitable conduct before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office while obtaining its patents relating to wind turbine technology.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a July 18 brief filed with the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a patent owner says a North Carolina federal judge wrongly found clear and unmistakable surrender of subject matter while construing various disputed claim terms in an infringement dispute.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 25 rejected competing appeals of inter partes review (IPR) by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with regard to a patented valve assembly for use with an inflatable air mattress.