CAFC reverses grant of summary judgment of no infringement

  Case: Sunovion Pharms., Inc. V. Teva Pharms. Usa, Inc., No. 2013-1335 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 26, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from the D.N.J. Before Lourie, Schall, and Reyna. Procedural posture: Plaintiff patent holder appealed grant of summary judgment of no infringement. CAFC reversed. Claim Construction: The district court properly construed …

CAFC affirms claim constructions, infringement, and indefiniteness determinations, but vacates grant of summary judgment of nonobviousness

  Case: Meadwestvaco Corp. V. Rexam Beauty And Closures, Inc., No. 2012-1518, -1527 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 26, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from the E.D. Va. Before Prost, O’Malley, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Defendant accused infringers appealed from final judgment of infringement, district court’s grant of summary judgment of nonobviousness, and …

CAFC reverses summary judgment of inequitable conduct

  Case: Network Signatures, Inc. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., No. 2012-1492 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 24, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from the C.D. Cal. Before Newman, Clevenger, and Wallach. Procedural posture: Plaintiff patent holder appealed grant of summary judgment of inequitable conduct. CAFC reversed and remanded for further …

CAFC affirms anticipation of certain claims and vacates the holding of obviousness of other claims.

  Case: Rambus Inc. v. Rea, No. 2012-1634 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 24, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Before Moore, Linn, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Patent holder appealed from decision of the Board holding invalid various patent claims for anticipation and obviousness after inter …

CAFC affirms the findings of no invalidity; reverses the findings of infringement, induced infringement, willful infringement, and breach of contract; and vacates damages award

  Case: Bennett Marine, Inc. v. Lenco Marine, Inc., No. 2012-1336 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 19, 2013) (non-precedential). On appeal from S.D. Fla. Before Lourie, Schall, and Prost. Procedural Posture: Defendant accused-infringer appealed final judgment of infringement, induced infringement, willful infringement, no invalidity, breach of settlement agreement, and damages. CAFC affirmed …