Federal Circuit Affirms Dismissal of a Case Against Amazon for Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter, Commending the District Court for Addressing Section 101 “Threshold Issue” on a Motion to Dismiss

Authored by Whitney Remily and Ksenia Takhistova Digest of OIP Tech., Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 2012-1696 (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Taranto, Mayer, and Hughes. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff-Appellant appeals grant of a motion to dismiss its patent-infringement case under section 101 for failure to …

Federal Circuit Reverses and Remands Indefiniteness Ruling Related to LCD Panel Manufacturing Patent

Authored by Rose Cordero Prey, Erik C. Kane, and Anita Binayi-Ghiam Digest of Eidos Display, LLC v. Au Optronics Corp., No. 2014-1254 (Fed. Cir. March 10, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from E.D. Tex. Before Wallach, Taranto, and Chen. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff patent holder appealed the district court’s grant of summary judgment that …

CAFC Rules on Collateral Estoppel

Authored by Mark A. Chapman, Adeel Haroon and Andrew D. Kasnevich Digest of United Access Techs., LLC v. Centurytel Broadband Servs. LLC, et al., No. 2014-1347 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 12, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Newman, Bryson, and O’Malley. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff appealed from the judgment that it was collaterally …

CAFC reverses on written description and prosecution history estoppel

  Case: Trading Techs. Int’l, Inc. v. Open E Cry LLC, No. 2012-1583 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 30, 2013) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Ill. Before Lourie, Plager, and Benson. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff TT appealed district court’s summary judgment that (1) the asserted claims in four patents relating to electronic trading …

CAFC affirms summary judgment of noninfringement and dismissal of the asserted method claims

  Case: Cooper Notification, Inc. v. Twitter, Inc., No. 2012-1615 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 30, 2013) (non-precedential). On appeal from D. Del. Before Newman, Lourie, and Taranto. Procedural Posture: Plaintiff Cooper sued defendants for infringement of a patent relating to mass electronic messaging. Defendants filed for reexamination of the patent. USPTO …