Federal Circuit Affirms that Patent Rights were Exhausted by Authorized Sales of Telecommunications Equipment

Authored by Sheila Mortazavi and Lindsay Littler Digest of High Point SARL v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. et al, No. 2015-1235 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 18, 2016) (non-precedential). On appeal from D.N.J. Before Reyna, Mayer, and Chen (per curiam). Procedural Posture: High Point SARL (“High Point”) appealed final judgment that its patent …

Federal Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment of No Infringement of Design Patent on Body Washing Brush

Authored by Paul T. Qualey, Zaed M. Billah, and Susanna P. Lichter Digest of Wallace v. IdeaVillage Prods. Corp., No. 2015-1077 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 3, 2016) (non-precedential). On appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before Newman, Dyk, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff patentee …

Federal Circuit Finds 3M Patents Invalid and Unenforceable Due to Inequitable Conduct

Authored by Mark Chapman, Caryn Harsche, and Kulsoom Hasan Digest of TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Props. Co., No. 2014-1646 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 10, 2016) (precedential). On appeal from D.N.J. Before Wallace, Bryson, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: After an advisory jury verdict, the district court entered judgment that the asserted …

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 Affirms Finding of Obviousness

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Joseph M. Purcell, Jr. and Jonathan W. Thomas Digest of AstraZeneca LP v. Breath Limited (Fed. Cir. May 7, 2015) (non-precedential). On appeal from the District of New Jersey. Before Prost, Bryson, and Linn. Procedural posture: Plaintiff appealed the finding of the district court, after a bench …