Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB’s Finding of Obviousness, Reviewing PTAB’s Decision, Over Judge Newman’s Dissent, under “Substantial Evidence” Standard

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Jessica Cohen-Nowak Digest of Merck & CIE v. Gnosis, S.P.A., No. 2014-1779 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from the P.T.A.B. Before Newman, Plager and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Patentee appealed the Board’s IPR-decision finding claims invalid for obviousness. CAFC affirmed. Obviousness: Substantial evidence supported …

Federal Circuit Disagrees with PTAB on the Application of the “Printed Matter Doctrine”

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Jessica Cohen-Nowak Digest of In re: Thomas Distefano, III, No. 2015-1453 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2015) (precedential). On Appeal from P.T.A.B. Before Prost, Taranto and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Board rejected application claims for anticipation, applying the “printed matter doctrine.” Patent applicant appealed, and CAFC vacated and …

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB’s Finding of Obviousness

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Jessica Cohen-Nowak Digest of South Alabama Medical Science Foundation, v. Gnosis S.P.A., No. 2014-1778, -1780, -1781 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from the P.T.A.B. Before Newman, Plager and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Patentee appealed the Board’s IPR-decisions finding claims invalid for obviousness. CAFC affirmed. …

Federal Circuit Affirms Judgment of Non-infringement for Lack of Evidence on Importation of Accused Products by Third Party

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Jessica Cohen-Nowak Digest of Synqor, Inc. v. Artesyn Technologies, Inc., No. 2014-1459 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 16, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before Lourie, Moore and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed the district court’s judgment of non-infringement. CAFC affirmed. Infringement: Because plaintiff failed to produce …

Federal Circuit Sides with Apple Regarding Permanent Injunction Against Samsung

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Jessica Cohen-Nowak Digest of Apple Inc., v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd,. No. 14-1802 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 16, 2015) (precedential) On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Prost, Moore and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Apple requested a permanent injunction against Samsung regarding the implementation of infringing features in Samsung’s …