District Court’s Limiting Construction of “Head End System” Was Erroneous For Various Reasons

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Olena Ierega Digest of HBAC Matchmaker Media, Inc. v. Google Inc., Nos. 2015-1447, 2015-1478, 2015-1479, 2015-1480, 2015-1481, 2015-1521, 2015-1522, 2015-1523 (Fed. Cir. May 31, 2016) (non-precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Prost, Dyk, and Stoll. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed from stipulated final judgment …

Federal Circuit Finds Term “Communications Path” to Exclude Wireless Communications

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Olena Ierega Digest of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. v. Innovative Wireless Solutions, LLC, Nos. 2015-1425, 2015-1438 (Fed. Cir. May 31, 2016) (precedential). On appeal from W.D. Tex. Before Prost, Reyna, and Stark. Procedural Posture: Patent Owner and defendant in a declaratory judgment action appealed district …

Federal Circuit Reaffirms Earlier Judgment in Light of Supreme Court’s Commil v. Cisco Decision

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Olena Ierega Digest of Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. v. Nuvasive, Inc., Nos. 2013-1576, 2013-1577 (Fed. Cir. June 3, 2016) (precedential). On appeal from S.D. Cal. Before Lourie, Dyk, and Reyna. Procedural Posture: On vacatur and remand from the Supreme Court, for further consideration in light …

Federal Circuit Affirms Various Claim Constructions of Patents Related to Truck Unloader Systems

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Olena Ierega Digest of Superior Industries, Inc. v. Masaba, Inc., No. 2015-1594 (Fed. Cir. June 2, 2016) (non-precedential). On appeal from D. Minn. Before Reyna, Hughes, and Stoll. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed district court’s claim construction and summary judgment of noninfringement. CAFC affirmed. Claim …

Federal Circuit Shines a Light on Board Decision in Batteries Case and Affirms Obviousness Finding

Authored by Georg C. Reitboeck and Olena Ierega Digest of Eveready Battery Co., Inc. v. Spectrum Brands, Inc., No. 2015-1824 (Fed. Cir. May 31, 2016) (non-precedential). On appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Before Wallach, Bryson, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Patent owner appealed the Board’s decision in inter …