Federal Circuit Affirms Claim Constructions and Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement

Authored by Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Ryan J. Sheehan, and Ajita Shukla  Digest of Nazomi Commc’ns, Inc. v. Microsoft Mobile Oy and Nazomi Commc’ns, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., No. 2014-1173 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 26, 2014) (non-precedential); On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Lourie, Schall, and Dyk. Procedural Posture: Patent holder Nazomi …

Federal Circuit Affirms Claim Construction of the PTAB and Affirms in part, Vacates in part, and Remands Regarding Written Description

Digest of Rozbicki v. Chiang, No. 2014-1041 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 14, 2014) (nonprecedential). On appeal from the USPTO PTAB. Before Dyk and O’Malley. Judge Rader did not participate in the decision. Procedural Posture: Following an interference proceeding, Appellants Rozbicki, et al. appealed the PTAB’s award of priority, the PTAB’s construction of …

Federal Circuit Invalidates Patent Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

  Digest of Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC No. 2010-1544 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 14, 2014) (precedential). On remand from the Supreme Court; appeal originated from C.D. Cal. Before Lourie, Mayer, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Plaintiffs-Appellants Ultramercial, Inc. appealed the district court decision that U.S. Patent 7,346,545 did not claim patent-eligible subject …

Federal Circuit Partially Vacated a Sanctions Decision

  Digest of Loops, LLC v. Phoenix Trading, Inc., No. 2013-1332, -1333 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 13, 2014) (nonprecedential). On appeal from W.D. Wash. Before Dyk, Taranto, and Chen. Procedural Posture: Defendants-Appellants Phoenix Trading, et al. appealed the district court’s decision granting sanctions of default judgment, attorney’s fees, and costs to plaintiffs-appellees. …

Federal Circuit Corrects Claim Construction but Finding of Noninfringement Affirmed

  Digest of Walker Digital v. Microsoft Corp., No. 2013-1584 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 6, 2014) (nonprecedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Lourie, Dyk, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff-appellant Walker Digital appealed a stipulated judgment of noninfringement based on the district court’s alleged error in claim construction. The Federal Circuit agreed that …