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 …

Claim Constructions Overturned for Misapplication of Doctrine of Claim Differentiation and Misreading of Intrinsic Record

Authored by Paul T. Qualey, Ji Lei, and Armin Ghiam TecSec, Inc. v. Adobe Systems Incorporated, No. 2015-1686 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 18, 2016) (nonprecedential).  On appeal from E.D. Va.  Before Prost, Linn and Taranto. Procedural Posture:  Plaintiff-Appellant appealed the district court’s claim construction rulings and grant of summary judgment of …

Federal Circuit: PTAB Determination of The Timeliness of an IPR Petition is Not Appealable

Authored by K. Patrick Herman, Barry M. Greenbaum, and Brent T. Hagen Digest of Achates Reference Publ’g, Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 2014-1767, -1788 (Fed. Cir. Sept. 30, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from P.T.A.B. Before Prost, Lourie, and Linn. Procedural Posture: Patentee Achates sued certain parties in district court for …

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 Invalidates Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Patent Under §101 as Patent-ineligible Natural Phenomenon

Authored by Whitney Remily and Ksenia Takhistova Digest of Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., No. 2014-1139, 2014-1144 (Fed. Cir. June 12, 2015) (precedential). On appeal from N.D. Cal. Before Reyna, Linn, and Wallach. Procedural Posture: Defendant patent holder appealed the district court’s summary judgment of invalidity of a patent directed to …