Federal Circuit Holds Tentative FDA Approval Is Not a Prerequisite for a Case or Controversy in Declaratory Judgment Action

Authored by Whitney Remily, Matthew J. Faust, and Alessandra Carcaterra Digest of Apotex Inc. v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., No. 2014-1282 (Fed. Cir. March 31, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Ill. Before Taranto, Mayer, Clevenger. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff-Appellant-Apotex appealed the district court’s dismissal of the declaratory judgment complaint for lack of …

CAFC Rules PTO Revival Actions are Not Subject to Challenge under the Administrative Procedure Act

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Zaed M. Billah, and Jeremy S. Boczko Digest of Exela Pharmsci Inc. v. Lee, No. 2013-1206 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 26, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from E.D.V.A. Before Newman and Dyk (per curiam). Procedural Posture: Plaintiff-Appellant Exela appealed the district court’s dismissal of its complaint seeking to challenge the revival …

CAFC Reverses Rejection of Claims for a Point-Of-Sale Device

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Zaed M. Billah, and Jeremy S. Boczko Digest of In re Blake Bookstaff, No. 2014-1463 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 26, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from P.T.A.B. in Application Serial No. 12/392,192. Before Moore, Schall, and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Appellant appealed Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejection of claims for …

CAFC Affirms Rejection of Claims in an Inter Partes Reexam

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Zaed M. Billah, and Jeremy S. Boczko Digest of Kennametal, Inc. v. Ingersoll Cutting Tool Co., No. 2014-1350 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 25, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from P.T.A.B. in Reexamination No. 95/001,417. Before Prost, Newman, and Linn. Procedural Posture: Appellant Kennametal appealed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s rejection …

CAFC Grants Rehearing to Clarify Willfulness Decision

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Zaed M. Billah, and Jeremy S. Boczko Digest of Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., No. 2013-1668 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 23, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from W.D. Mich. Before Prost, Newman, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Appellant-Defendant Zimmer appealed the district court’s judgment that the asserted patents were valid and infringed, …