Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Prosecution Disclaimer, Infringement, Anticipation, Obviousness, Willful Infringement, and Attorney’s Fees

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Michael S. Turner, and Gaudenis Vidugiris Digest of Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., No. 2013-1668 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 19, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from W.D. Mich. Before Prost, Newman, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Defendant accused infringer appealed the jury’s findings that the patents were valid and infringed. …

Federal Circuit Reverses Claim Construction

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Michael S. Turner, and Gaudenis Vidugiris Digest of Datatern, Inc. v. Epicor Software Corp., No. 2013-1251, -1252 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 19, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from D. Mass. Before Lourie, Moore, and Chen. Procedural Posture: Patent owner appealed the district court’s entry of summary judgment of …

Federal Circuit Affirms Lack of Enablement Finding

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Michael S. Turner, and Gaudenis Vidugiris Digest of Creative Kingdoms, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comm’n., No. 2014-1072 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 19, 2014) (non-precedential). On appeal from the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”). Before Newman, Bryson, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Patent owner appealed an ITC finding of no …

Federal Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Trade-Secret Claims

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Michael S. Turner, and Gaudenis Vidugiris Digest of ABB Turbo Sys. AG v. Turbousa, Inc., No. 2014-1356 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Florida. Before Prost, Newman, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appeals a 12(b)(6) dismissal of its trade-secret and conspiracy claims. CAFC …

Federal Circuit Holds that Claims Directed to Single-Stranded DNA Primers and Screening Methods Using Those DNA Primers Were Directed to Ineligible Subject Matter Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Michael S. Turner, and Gaudenis Vidugiris Digest of Univ. of Utah Research Found. v. Ambry Genetics Corp., No. 2014-1361, -1366 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014) (precedential). On appeal from D. Utah. Before Prost, Clevenger, and Dyk. Procedural Posture: Patent owner appealed the district court’s denial of a …