The Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s summary judgment of no damages, found that the district court construed one of Apple’s patents too narrowly, affirmed the finding that Motorola was not entitled to an injunction with respect to its standards essential patent and remanded to the district court to reconsider Apple’s request for injunctive relief.

  Case: Apple Inc. v. Motorola Mobility Inc., No. 2012-1548,-1549 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 25, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from the Northern District of Illinois. Before Rader (dissenting in part), Prost (concurring in part and dissenting in part) and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Apple accused Motorola of infringing its patents and Motorola, …

Only the patent owner, not the assignor, has the right to appeal an adverse decision of the Board in an inter partes reexamination to the Federal Circuit under 35 U.S.C. § 141.

  Case: Vaillancourt v. Becton Dickinson and Company, No. 2013-1408 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Rader, Linn and Taranto. Procedural Posture: The Board affirmed the rejection of all claims of a patent during inter partes reexamination. Appellant Vaillancourt previously …

The Federal Circuit cannot hear an appeal relating to the decision not to institute an inter partes review. Only the final written decision regarding the patentability of the challenged claims can be appealed.

  Case: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. v. Volcano Corp. et al, No. 2014-1183 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Prost, O’Malley and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Petitioner appealed the decision of the PTO Director not to institute the petitioner’s …

The Federal Circuit cannot hear appeals relating to a decision not to institute inter partes review.

  Case: In re Dominion Dealer Solutions, Misc. Docket No. 109 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Prost, O’Malley and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Accused infringer filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the Federal Circuit, challenging the PTO …

The Federal Circuit cannot hear appeals relating to a decision to institute inter partes review.

  Case: In re The Procter & Gamble Company, Misc. Docket No. 121 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Lourie, Prost and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Patent owner filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in the Federal Circuit, challenging …