Federal Circuit Rules on Issues of Obviousness, Provisional Rights, and Willful Infringement

Authored by Whitney Remily, Erin J. Martell, and Eric T. Schreiber Digest of INNOVENTION TOYS, LLC. v. MGA ENTERTAINMENT, INC., WAL-MART STORES, INC., TOYS “R” US, INC., No. 2014-1731 (Fed. Cir. April 29, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from EDLA. Before Lourie, Plager, and Taranto. CAFC affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated …

Federal Circuit Upholds Validity of Claims under Supreme Court’s “Reasonable Certainty” Test for Indefiniteness

Authored by Whitney Remily, Erin J. Martell, and Eric T. Schreiber Digest of BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. NAUTILUS, INC., No. 2012-1289 (Fed. Cir. April 27, 2015) (precedential). On remand from the United States Supreme Court. Before Newman, Schall, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Biosig appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment that the …

District Court Award of Zero Damages Royalty Reversed

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Abhishek Bapna, and Tyler Doh, Ph.D. Digest of Info-Hold, Inc. v. Muzak LLC, No. 2014-1167, (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Ohio. Before Reyna, Wallach, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff, patent holder, appealed several rulings rendered by the district court, including those …

Federal Circuit Reverses Narrowing Claim Construction

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Abhishek Bapna, and Tyler Doh, Ph.D. Digest of Info-Hold, Inc. v. Applied Media Tech. Corp., No. 2013-1528, (Fed. Cir. Apr. 24, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Ohio. Before Reyna, Wallach, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: CAFC reversed and remanded. Claim Construction: The district court erred in …

Federal Circuit Affirms Lack of Standing Where Issue on Appeal Waived

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Abhishek Bapna, and Tyler Doh, Ph.D. Digest of Sweepstakes Patent Co. v. Burns, No. 2014-1851, (Fed. Cir. Apr. 20, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from M.D. Fla. Before Prost, Clevenger, and Schall. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff, patent licensee, appealed on the issue of choice of law. CAFC affirmed …