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Federal Circuit Rules Section 102(g) Requires Little Enablement or Public Disclosure from Prior Inventors

Fox Group, Inc. v. Cree, Inc.
By Dorothy Du – Edited by Suzanne Van Arsdale

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part the Eastern District of Virginia, which had granted defendant Cree’s motion for summary judgment on the invalidity of Fox Group’s (“Fox”) entire patent on low defect single crystal silicon carbide.

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Posted On Dec - 11 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Reaffirms Sufficiency of Animal Testing for Medical Device Patents, Makes eBay Test Less Rigid

Edwards Lifesciences v. CoreValve
By David LeRay – Edited by Dorothy Du

The Federal Circuit affirmed in part and remanded in part the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, which had found that CoreValve infringed upon Edwards Lifesciences’ heart valve patent and awarded lost profits damages, but did not issue an injunction.

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Posted On Nov - 30 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Drilling USA, Inc. By Suzanne Van Arsdale – Edited by Sounghun Lee Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. v. Maersk Drilling USA, Inc., No. 2011-1555 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 15, 2012) (Transocean II) Slip opinion The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Southern District of Texas’s ruling that U.S. Patent Nos. 6,047,781, 6,085,851, and 6,068,069 held by plaintiff Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. (“Transocean”) were invalid for obviousness and lack of enablement, ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Voter Verified, Inc. v. Premier Election Solutions, Inc. By Craig Fratrik – Edited by Laura Fishwick Voter Verified, Inc. v. Premier Election Solutions, Inc., Nos. 2011-1553, 2012-1017, 2012 WL 5382734 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2012) Slip opinion The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the Middle District of Florida’s ruling that the defendants, Premier Software Solutions, Inc., Diebold, Inc., and Election Systems & Software, Inc., had not infringed U.S. Reissue Patent No. RE40,449 (the ’449 Patent) held by ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 12 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co. By David LeRay – Edited by Michael Hoven Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., No. 2012-1507 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 11, 2012) Slip opinion The Federal Circuit reversed the Northern District of California, which had granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The case was decided by Judges Prost, Moore, and Reyna, who acted unanimously. The Federal Circuit held that the district court abused its discretion in finding that Apple established it was ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 22 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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