The Federal Circuit Reverses the Court of Federal Claims’ Claim Constructions and Affirms its Denial of Breach of Contract Claim

Authored by Georg Reitboeck, Qi Zhao and Anita Binayi-Ghiam Liberty Ammunition, Inc. v. U.S., Nos. 2015-5057, 2015-5061 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 26, 2016) (precedential).  On appeal from Ct. Fed. Cl.  Before Prost, Newman and Stoll. Procedural Posture: The United States Government appealed the decision of the Court of Federal Claims that ammunition …

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court’s Denial of Judgment as a Matter of Law Based on the Lack of Probative Facts to Support the Verdict of Infringement

Authored by Georg Reitboeck, Qi Zhao and Anita Binayi-Ghiam Smith v. Garlock Equip. Co., No. 2015-1758 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 23, 2016) (nonprecedential).  On appeal from W.D. Mo.  Before O’Malley, Linn and Stoll. Procedural Posture: Appellant Garlock appealed the district court’s denial of its motions for judgment as a matter of law …

District Court’s Obviousness Findings Were Well Supported, Claims Properly Construed Based on Arguments During Prosecution History

Authored by Paul T. Qualey, Ji Lei, and Armin Ghiam E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. v. MacDermid Printing Solutions, L.L.C., No. 2015-1777 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 19, 2016) (nonprecedential).  On appeal from D. N.J.  Before Prost, Plager and Lourie. Procedural Posture:  Plaintiff-Appellant appealed district court’s grant of summary judgment …

Summary Judgment of Invalidity Vacated for Failure to Fully Address Plaintiff’s Arguments

Authored by Paul T. Qualey, Ji Lei, and Armin Ghiam Semcon Tech, LLC v. Micron Technology Inc., No. 2015-1936 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 19, 2016) (nonprecedential).  On appeal from D. Del.  Before Prost, Bryson and Stoll. Procedural Posture:  Plaintiff-Appellant appealed district court’s grant of summary judgment of invalidity by anticipation.  CAFC …

Claim Constructions Overturned for Misapplication of Doctrine of Claim Differentiation and Misreading of Intrinsic Record

Authored by Paul T. Qualey, Ji Lei, and Armin Ghiam TecSec, Inc. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, No. 2015-1686 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 18, 2016) (nonprecedential).  On appeal from E.D. Va.  Before Prost, Linn and Taranto. Procedural Posture:  Plaintiff-Appellant appealed the district court’s claim construction rulings and grant of summary judgment of …