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Federal Circuit Upholds Damages Award Against Echostar By Andrew Ungberg — Edited by Wen Bu TiVo, Inc. v. EchoStar Commc’n Corp. Federal Circuit, January 31, 2008, No. 2006-1574 Slip Opinion The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld in part and reversed in part an Eastern District of Texas jury verdict finding that EchoStar’s DVR machines infringed hardware and software claims of TiVo’s patent. Writing for a unanimous panel, Judge Bryson found that EchoStar’s devices infringed TiVo’s software ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 4 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Holds Patent Unenforceable Following Patentee’s Failure to Disclose Material Notes By Michelle Yang — Edited by Wen Bu Monsanto Corp. v. Bayer Bioscience N.V. Federal Circuit, January 25, 2008, No. 2007-1109 Slip Opinion On January 25, the Federal Circuit affirmed the District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s holdings: 1) that Bayer’s patent for certain chimeric genes was unenforceable for inequitable conduct, and 2) that the district court had jurisdiction to declare three related patents unenforceable. The ... Read More...
Posted On Jan - 30 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Decides to Rehear Important Design Patent Case En Banc By Andrew Ungberg – Edited by Wen Bu Egyptian Goddess, Inc., v. Swisa, Inc. Federal Circuit, November 26, 2007, No. 2006-1562 Order Update: On September 22, 2008, the en banc Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which had granted summary judgment in favor of Swisa, Inc, finding that no jury could reasonably find Swisa’s nail-buffer design infringed Egyptian Goddess’s design patent. ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 29 - 2007 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Clarifies Rule on Completeness of Patents in a Sequence By Sarah Sorscher — Edited by Johnathan Jenkins Zenon Environmental, Inc. v. United States Filter Corp. Federal Circuit, November 7, 2007, No. 2006-1266 Slip Opinion On November 7, the Federal Circuit reversed the District Court of the Southern District of California, which had found Zenon’s patent for a water filtration device not invalid by reason of anticipation in a bench trial. The Federal Circuit held that, because an intervening ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 15 - 2007 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Federal Circuit Narrows Willful Infringement Standard, Clarifies Waiver Issue With Respect to Opinion Letters By David Lawson In Re Seagate Technology, LLC Federal Circuit, Miscellaneous Docket No. 830, Aug. 20, 2007 Slip Opinion On August 20, the Federal Circuit, en banc, changed its standard for evaluating the willfulness of patent infringement for the purpose of awarding enhanced damages under 35 U.S.C. § 284, making it much more difficult for patentees to demonstrate willful infringement. The court also clarified the application ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 26 - 2007 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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