Denial of Attorneys’ Fees Is Reversed for Abuse of Discretion

ADJUSTACAM, LLC v. NEWEGG, INC.: July 5, 2017. Before Reyna, Mayer, Hughes. Takeaway: Denial of attorneys’ fees under § 285 is reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard. While district courts are owed deference in deciding fees motions, that deference is not absolute, and the CAFC will not defer to …

Federal Circuit Orders Google Patent Case Transferred from E.D. Tex.

IN RE GOOGLE: Feb. 21, 2017. Before Prost, Lourie, and Linn (dissenting). Takeaway: On a motion to transfer, the existence of related, co-pending litigations does not automatically outweigh all other factors and considerations in the transfer analysis. Procedural Posture: Google petitioned the CAFC for a writ of mandamus following denial …

District Court Correctly Analyzed Likelihood of Success and Irreparable Harm Elements When Granting Preliminary Injunction

TINNUS ENTERPRISES, LLC V. TELLEBRANDS CORP.: Jan. 24, 2017.  Before Moore, Wallach, and Stoll. Takeaway: Instruction manuals that teach a claim element can be used as circumstantial evidence of a customer’s direct infringement. Claim terms are not indefinite when the claims themselves provide parameters for determining whether the disputed limitation …

Federal Circuit Directs Entry of Judgment of Non-Infringement, Finds Claims Definite

  Digest of SIMPLEAIR, INC. v. SONY ERICSSON, No. 2015-1251 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 1, 2016) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before MOORE, REYNA, and WALLACH. Procedural Posture: After trial, a jury determined that the asserted claims were not invalid, and that Google’s Cloud Messenger Services infringed the asserted claims …

Federal Circuit Affirms the District Court’s Claim Construction Order and Summary Judgment of No Infringement of a Patent Directed to a Mountable Digital Picture Frame

Authored by Paul Qualey, Ksenia Takhistova, and Roman Khasidov Profectus Tech. LLC v. Huawei Techs. Co., Nos. 2015-1016, 2015-1018, and 2015-1019 (Fed. Cir. May 26, 2016) (precedential).  On appeal from E.D. Tex.  Before Moore, Reyna and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff Profectus Technology LLC (“Profectus”) appealed the district court’s claim construction order …