Federal Circuit Reverses USPTO Rejections

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, David J. Cooperberg, and Dervis Magistre Digest of In re Imes, No. 2014-1206 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 29, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Lourie, Moore and Chen. Procedural Posture: Applicant appealed rejections of certain claims in Application No. 09/874,423. CAFC reversed and …

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Non-Obviousness Decision

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, David J. Cooperberg, and Dervis Magistre Digest of Plas-Pak Indus., Inc. v. Sulzer Mixpac AG, No. 2014-1447 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 27, 2015) (nonprecedential). On appeal from Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Lourie, Moore and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Third party requester appealed decision confirming patentability in Reexamination …

Federal Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment of Non-Infringment Against Pro Se Plaintiff

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, David J. Cooperberg, and Dervis Magistre Digest of Yufa v. TSI, Inc., No. 2014-1539 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 26, 2015) (nonprecedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Prost, Bryson and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Pro se patent holder appealed summary judgment of non-infringement. CAFC affirmed. Infringement: The district …

Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Appeal and Transfer

Authored by K. Patrick Herman, Karen C. Shen, and Hannah Rose Stein Digest of In re Parrot S.A., No. 2014-156, -157 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 22, 2015) (non-precedential). On petition for Writ of Mandamus from W.D. Pa. Before Linn, Taranto, and Chen. Per Curiam. Procedural Posture: The United States District Court …

Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Fraudulent Concealment, Trade Secret Misappropriation, and Breach of Contract

Authored by K. Patrick Herman, Karen C. Shen, and Hannah Rose Stein Digest of XpertUniverse Inc. v. Cisco Sys., Inc., No. 2014-1281 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 21, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Prost, Mayer, and Lourie. Per Curiam. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff-appellant XpertUniverse appealed from the United States District Court …