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Federal Circuit Holds That a Computer-Aided Clearinghouse is a Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea By Laura Fishwick – Edited by Adam Lewin Dealertrack, Inc. v. Huber, Nos. 2009-1566, 2009-1588, 2012 WL 164439 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 20, 2012) Slip Opinion The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s grant of summary judgment regarding the invalidity of Dealertrack’s U.S. Patent 7,181,427 (filed Sep. 3, 1997) (“the ’427 patent”), which had claims that covered ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 9 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Clarifies the Level of Contribution Required for Joint Invention of a Chemical Compound By Yana Welinder – Edited by Adam Lewin Falana v. Kent State Univ., No. 2011-1198, 2012 WL 171550 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2012) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed in part the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, which held that Dr. Olusegun Falana should have been listed as co-inventor on a patent that described the use of his ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 7 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Holds that Typhoon’s Patents Are Valid, but Not Infringed By Marsha Sukach – Edited by Andrew Crocker Typhoon Touch Techs. v. Dell, Inc., No. 2009-1589 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 4, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part the ruling of the U. S.District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, which held that Typhoon’s patents that cover its “keyboardless” touch-screen computing system are invalid and not infringed. Judge Newman, joined by Chief Judge ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 19 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Continues to Evade Addressing Intra-Circuit Split Regarding Claim Construction By Katie Cohen – Edited by Albert Wang Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co., No. 2010-1402 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 31, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc of Retractable Technologies, Inc.’s patent infringement suit against Becton, Dickinson and Company. Notably, there were two dissents filed in the court’s decision. Judge Moore, joined by Chief Judge Rader, expressed frustration that, despite claim ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 11 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Jettisons the Presumption of Irreparable Harm in Injunctive Relief By Charlie Stiernberg – Edited by Abby Lauer Robert Bosch LLC v. Pylon Mfg. Corp., No. 2011-1096 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 13, 2011) Slip Opinion The Federal Circuit reversed the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, which had denied plaintiff Bosch’s post-trial motion for a permanent injunction, and remanded the case with instructions to enter appropriate injunctive relief. Judge O’Malley, writing for a divided panel, held that the ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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