CAFC Vacates PTAB’s Decision Affirming Patentability of Certain Dependent Claims

  Digest of In Re Taylor Made Golf Co., Inc., No. 2013-1552 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 30, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from the PTAB. Before Dyke and O’Malley (per curiam) (Rader did not participate). Procedural Posture: Petitioner appealed a decision from the PTAB affirming the patentability of certain dependent claims subject to inter …

CAFC Affirms Appeal of Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement

  Digest of EMD Millipore Corp. et al. v. Allpure Techs., Inc. (Fed. Cir. Sept. 29, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from D. Mass. Before Prost, O’Malley, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Plaintiffs appealed district court’s grant of summary judgment that defendant did not literally infringe the asserted claims of the patent-in-suit nor infringe under …

CAFC Affirms Inequitable Conduct Based on Co-Inventor’s Actions

  Digest of Am. Calcar, Inc. v. Am. Honda Motor Co., No. 2013-1061 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 26, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Cal. Before Prost, Newman, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Patentee appealed district court finding that patents were unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. CAFC affirmed. Inequitable Conduct: Where a …

CAFC Affirms Obviousness, Finding the Cited Prior Art References Analogous

  Digest of In re Ontjes No. 2014-1157 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 25, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from the PTAB. Before Dyk, Taranto, and Chen (per curiam). Procedural Posture: Patent applicants appealed PTAB’s decision affirming the examiner’s rejection of patent claims as obvious over the prior art. CAFC affirmed. Obviousness: The PTAB did …

CAFC Affirms Stay Pending Post-grant Review of CBM Patent

  Digest of Benefit Funding Sys. LLC v. Advance Am. Cash Advance Ctrs. Nos. 2014-1122, -1124, -1125 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 25, 2014) (precedential).  On appeal from D. Del.  Before Prost, Lourie, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Patentee appealed district court’s stay of patent infringement litigation pending covered business method (CBM) review of the …