Federal Circuit Approves PTO’s Calculation of Patent Term Adjustment

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck, Ji (Alex) Lei, and Joseph M. Mercadante Digest of Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Lee, No. 2014-1159 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 26, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Va. Before Dyk, Wallach, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Appeal from the district court’s grant of summary judgment that the U.S. …

Federal Circuit Denies Attorney Fees

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck, Ji (Alex) Lei, and Joseph M. Mercadante Digest of Biax Corp. v. Nvidia Corp., No. 2013-1654 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 24, 2015) (nonprecedential). On appeal from D. Co. Before Lourie, Dyk, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Appeal from the district court’s grant of attorney fees to defendants Nvidia Corp., …

Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Claim Construction and Obviousness

Authored by Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Slaven Jesic, and Michael S. Turner Digest of Interdigital Commc’ns, Inc. v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, No. 2014-1176 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”) in Investigation No. 337-TA-800. Before Prost, Mayer, Lourie. Procedural Posture: Appellant patentee appealed …

Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Claim Construction and Infringement

Authored by Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Slaven Jesic, and Michael S. Turner Digest of Pacing Techs., LLC v. Garmin Int’l, Inc., No. 2014-1396 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Cal. Before Lourie, Reyna, Moore. Procedural Posture: Appeal from the district court grant of summary judgment that defendants Garmin International, …

CAFC Rules on Collateral Estoppel

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Adeel Haroon and Andrew D. Kasnevich Digest of United Access Techs., LLC v. Centurytel Broadband Servs. LLC, et al., No. 2014-1347 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 12, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Newman, Bryson, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed from the judgment that it was collaterally …