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Ernie Ball, Inc. v. Earvana, LLC

Authored by Cynthia Lambert Hardman, Dragan Plavsic, and Karen C. Shen Case: Ernie Ball, Inc. v. Earvana, LLC, No. 12-1276 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 24, 2013) (non-precedential). On appeal from C.D. Cal. Before Newman, Lourie, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Defendant appealed the final judgment that the patent was not invalid and was infringed. CAFC reversed, …

Rexnord Indus., LLC v. Kappos

Authored by Cynthia Lambert Hardman, Dragan Plavsic, and Karen C. Shen Case: Rexnord Indus., LLC v. Kappos, No. 2011-1434 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from USPTO. Before Newman, Lourie, and Prost. Procedural Posture: In an appeal of the USPTO’s decision in an inter partes reexamination, CAFC affirmed the Board’s decision that …

Soverain Software, LLC v. Newegg, Inc.

Authored by Cynthia Lambert Hardman, Dragan Plavsic, and Karen C. Shen Case: Soverain Software, LLC v. Newegg, Inc., No. 2011-1009 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 22, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before Newman, Prost, and Reyna. Procedural Posture: Defendant, accused infringer, appealed a jury verdict of infringement of two patents and JMOL …

Harris Corp. v. Federal Express Corp.

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Peter A. Sheppard, and J. Coy Stull Case: Harris Corp. v. Federal Express Corp., No. 2012-1094 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 17, 2013) (nonprecedential). On appeal from M.D. Fla. Before Laurie, Clevenger, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Defendant/accused infringer appealed the district court’s claim construction ruling and denial of judgment as a …

Allflex USA, Inc. v. Avid Identification Sys., Inc.

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Peter A. Sheppard, and J. Coy Stull Case: Allflex USA, Inc. v. Avid Identification Sys., Inc., No. 2011-1621 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 17, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from C.D. Cal. Before Lourie, Clevenger, and Bryson. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff sued for declaratory judgment that Defendant’s patents were unenforceable for inequitable conduct …

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