“Clear and Indisputable” Right to Relief Required for Writ of Mandamus

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Michael Block, Jean Dassie, and Vaibhav Sharma IN RE: READREN: Nov. 17, 2016. Before Moore, Hughes, and Stoll. The Takeaway: Mandamus carries a very high standard of showing “clear and indisputable” right to relief with the unavailability of other legal channels to obtain the same …

Based on the Prudential Rule, The Federal Circuit Rejects Patentee’s Appeal of Claim Construction Ruling During a Reexamination Which Resulted in a Favorable Decision for Patentee

Authored by Georg Reitboeck, Michael Turner, and Kulsoom Hasan SKYHAWKE TECHS., LLC. V. DECA INT’L CORP., No 2016-1325 (Fed. Cir. July 15, 2016) (precedential).  On appeal from the P.T.A.B. Before Taranto, Chen, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: During inter partes reexamination, the PTAB found the challenged claims not obvious.  The patentee, Skyhawke, …

ITC Has No Jurisdiction to Exclude Digital Transmissions and Items Imported Digitally

Authored by Sheila Mortazavi, Alex Lei and Katrin Feldhaus Digest of CLEARCORRECT OPERATING, LLC v. ITC, No. 2014-1527 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 31, 2016) (precedential). On petition for rehearing en banc from U.S. ITC. Before PROST, NEWMAN, LOURIE, DYK, MOORE, O’MALLEY, REYNA, WALLACH, TARANTO, CHEN, HUGHES, and STOLL. Procedural Posture: On appeal, …

Federal Circuit Declines to Rehear Ariosa, Affirms Finding of Patent-Ineligibility

Authored by Ksenia Takhistova and Eric Greenwald Digest of ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. V. SEQUENOM, INC., Nos. 2014-1139, 2014-1144 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 2, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Prost, Newman, Lourie, Dyk, Moore, O’Malley, Reyna, Wallach, Taranto, Chen, Hughes, and Stoll (en banc). Per Curiam. Procedural Posture: The …

Federal Circuit Order Denies Petition for Rehearing en banc Regarding “Broadest Reasonable Interpretation” Standard in Inter Partes Review

Authored by K. Patrick Herman and Christopher W. Glynn Digest of In re Cuozzo Speed Techs., LLC, No. 2014-1301 (Order Denying Pet for En Banc Rhg) (Fed. Cir. July 8, 2015) On appeal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Per Curium. Procedural Posture: Appellant Cuozzo …