Federal Circuit Finds Terminal Disclaimer Effective and Binding

  Digest of President & Fellows of Harvard Coll. v. Lee, No. 2013-1628 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 29, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from E.D. Va. Before Lourie, Moore, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Patentee appealed district court’s summary judgment finding that the PTO’s determination that the patentee submitted the requisite fee with a …

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court’s Determination of Obviousness

  Digest of Warner Chilcott Co. v. Lupin Ltd., et al., Nos. 2014-1262, -1273 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 22, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from D.N.J. Before Lourie, Plager, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Defendant Lupin appealed from the district court’s holding after a bench trial that the asserted claims were not invalid for …

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court’s Determination that Products Sold Outside U.S. Cannot Infringe

  Digest of Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse Elecs., Inc., et al., Nos. 2013-1472, -1656 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 22, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from D. Nev. Before Lourie, O’Malley, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Appellant-patentee Halo appealed from the district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement based on Pulse not having sold …

Federal Circuit Transfers Trademarks Appeal to Eleventh Circuit

Digest of JS IP, LLC v. Mark Daniel Adamczyk, No. 2014-1811 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 21, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from S.D. Fla. Before Lourie, Moore, and Reyna (per curiam). Procedural Posture: Plaintiffs-appellees moved to dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. The Federal Circuit transferred the appeal to the Court of …

Federal Circuit Affirms Motion to Dismiss under 28 U.S.C. § 1498(a).

  Digest of IRIS Corp. v. Japan Airlines Corp., et al., No. 2010-1051 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 21, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from E.D.N.Y. Before Prost, Newman, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Appellant-patentee IRIS appealed the district court’s grant of defendants’ motion to dismiss. The Federal Circuit affirmed. Infringement: The district court properly …