Federal Circuit: PTAB Determination of The Timeliness of an IPR Petition is Not Appealable

Authored by K. Patrick Herman, Barry M. Greenbaum, and Brent T. Hagen Digest of Achates Reference Publ’g, Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 2014-1767, -1788 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 30, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from P.T.A.B. Before Prost, Lourie, and Linn. Procedural Posture: Patentee Achates sued certain parties in district court for …

Federal Circuit Clarifies the Standards for Design Patent Damages

Authored by K. Patrick Herman, Barry M. Greenbaum, and Brent T. Hagen Digest of Nordock, Inc. v. Systems Inc., No. 2014-1762, -1795 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 29, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Wis. Before O’Malley, Reyna, and Chen. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff-Appellant Nordock sued Defendant-Cross-Appellant Systems for infringement of its loading …

Federal Circuit Confirms the Existence of an Interference-In-Fact Between Cancer Treatment Method Patents and Applicants

Authored by K. Patrick Herman, Barry M. Greenbaum, and Brent T. Hagen Digest of Tas v. Beachy, No. 2015-1175 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 29, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from P.T.A.B. Before Prost, Newman, and Chen (per curiam). Procedural Posture: The P.T.A.B. declared two interferences (which were consolidated) between patent holder Tas, …

Federal Circuit Clarifies Indirect Infringement Liability for Suppliers of ANDA Filers

Authored by Chris J. Coulson and Eric Paul Greenwald Digest of Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharm., LLC, Nos. 2014-1736, 2014-1737, 2014-1738, 2014-1739, 2014-1740, 2014-1741 (Fed. Cir. Sep. 24, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from D.N.J. Before Moore, Mayer, and Linn. Procedural Posture: Defendants/accused infringers appealed summary judgment of no invalidity, and …

Federal Circuit Sends Back Overbroad Preliminary Injunction Order

Authored by Chris J. Coulson and Eric Paul Greenwald Digest of M-I, LLC v. FPUSA, LLC, No. 2015-1870 (Fed. Cir. Sep. 24, 2015) (non-precedential).  On appeal from W.D. Tex.  Before Prost, Bryson, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Defendants/accused infringers appealed preliminary injunction order. CAFC affirmed in part, vacated and remanded in …