Brilliant Instruments, Inc. v. Guidetech, LLC

Authored by Michael Kelly and Thomas F. Lavery IV Case: Brilliant Instruments, Inc. v. Guidetech, LLC, No. 2012-1018 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 20, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Dyk, Moore, and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff GuideTech appealed summary judgment that defendant Brilliant did not infringe GuideTech’s three patents. The CAFC reversed …

In re Jasinski

Authored by Michael Kelly and Margaret C. Lu Case: In re Jasinski, No. 2012-1482 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 15, 2013) (Non-precedential). On appeal from BPAI. Before Prost, Clevenger and Moore. Procedural Posture: Patent applicant appealed BPAI’s decision affirming the examiner’s rejection of all claims during prosecution. CAFC reversed and remanded. Anticipation: The Board erred by …

Cephalon, Inc. v. Watson Pharms., Inc.

Authored by Michael Kelly and Margaret C. Lu Case: Cephalon, Inc. v. Watson Pharms., Inc., No. 2011-1325 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 14, 2013) (Precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Reyna, Bryson and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed final judgment of noninfringement and invalidity. CAFC affirmed noninfringement and reversed invalidity. Enablement: The district court incorrectly …

Function Media LLC v. Google Inc.

Authored by Michael Kelly and Margaret C. Lu Case: Function Media LLC v. Google Inc., No. 2012-1020 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 13, 2013) (Precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before Rader, Newman and Reyna. Procedural Posture: The district court granted summary judgment of invalidity as to one patent in its entirety for indefiniteness. The jury …

Semiconductor Energy Lab. Co. v. Ngata

Authored by Michael Kelly and Margaret C. Lu Case: Semiconductor Energy Lab. Co. v. Ngata, No. 2012-1245 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 11, 2013) (Precedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Lourie, Bryson and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff SEL appealed the district court’s order dismissing with prejudice a federal declaratory judgment claim and declining to …