Federal Circuit Vacates Injunction and Civil Contempt Award after Claim Was Found Invalid

  Digest of EPlus, Inc. v. Lawson Software, Inc., No. 2013-1506, 2013-1587 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Va. Before Prost, Dyk, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: The district court found that five claims were valid, a jury found that all five claims were infringed, and the district …

Federal Circuit Finds No Anticipation of Patent Claim, Vacating Decision of PTAB

  Digest of In re Ronald S. Karpf, No. 2014-1035 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2014) (nonprecedential). On appeal from the USPTO (PTAB). Before O’Malley, Reyna, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Applicant appealed Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“PTAB”) decision rejecting all pending claims in an application as anticipated. The CAFC vacated the …

Federal Circuit Denies Petition for Writ of Mandamus in Waiver Decision

  Digest of In re Nokia Inc. and Nokia Corp., No. 2014-133 (Fed. Cir. July 24, 2014) (precedential). On petition for Writ of Mandamus to the United States International Trade Commission. Before Newman, Mayer, and Bryson, per curiam. Procedural Posture: In a first appeal, the CAFC reversed an order of the …

Federal Circuit Vacates Commission Review of an Order Denying a Motion for Termination

  Digest of Align Tech., Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, Nos. 2013-1240, -1363 (Fed. Cir. July 18, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from International Trade Commission. Before Prost and Chen. Procedural Posture: Patent applicant appealed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision affirming the patent examiner’s rejection of certain claims as obvious. …

Federal Circuit Dismisses Appeal for Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction

  Digest of Arlington Indus., Inc. v. Bridgeport Fittings, Inc., No. 2013-1357 (Fed. Cir. July 17, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from M.D. Pa. Before Chen, Clevenger, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Patent holder sought a contempt order finding competitor, Bridgeport Fittings, Inc., in violation of a 2004 injunction settlement. The district …