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Presidio Components, Inc. v. American Technical Ceramics Corp.

Presidio filed suit against American Technical Ceramics Corp. (“ATC”) for patent infringement in the District Court for the Southern District of California. After separate jury and bench trials, the district court held the asserted claims were infringed and not invalid,... Read more →

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BASF Corp. v. Johnson Matthey Inc.

BASF Corporation owns U.S. Patent No. 8,524,185, which describes and claims systems for performing catalytic conversion of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in an exhaust gas stream. As relevant here, the patent claims a partly-duallayer arrangement of coatings on a substrate over... Read more →

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Twentieth Century Fox Television v. Empire Distribution

Affirming the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, the panel held that Fox’s use of the name “Empire” was protected by the First Amendment, and was therefore outside the reach of... Read more →

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Motion Medical Technologies, LLC v. Thermotek, Inc.

ThermoTek, Inc. convinced a jury that Mike Wilford and his companies engaged in unfair competition and fraud in violation of Texas law. The district court, however, granted judgment as a matter of law to the defendants, concluding that federal law... Read more →

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Promega Corp v. Life Technologies, Inc.

This case returns to us on remand from the Supreme Court. See Life Techs. Corp. v. Promega Corp., 137 S. Ct. 734, 741 (2017) (Promega II). Defendants-Appellants (collectively, Life) sought review of our decision in Promega Corp. v. Life Technologies... Read more →

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Sanofi v. Watson Laboratories Inc.

Sanofi owns U.S. Patent Nos. 8,318,800 and 8,410,167, which describe and claim compositions and uses of the cardiovascular (specifically, antiarrhythmic) drug dronedarone. The ’800 patent, which expires in 2019, claims pharmaceutical compositions containing dronedarone. The ’167 patent, which expires in... Read more →

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Two-Way Media Ltd. v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Two-Way Media Ltd. appeals from a decision of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware that found the claims of the asserted patents to be directed to patent ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Because... Read more →

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Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Laboratories, Inc.

Watson Laboratories, Inc. appeals the District of Delaware’s final judgment holding Watson failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that claims 9 and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 8,613,950 (“the ’950 patent”) would have been obvious. We hold the... Read more →

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Mastermine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp.

MasterMine Software, Inc. appeals from a stipulated judgment of noninfringement and invalidity following adverse claim construction and indefiniteness rulings from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Because the district court’s construction is supported by the intrinsic... Read more →

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Dan Farr Productions v. USDC-CASD

This petition for a writ of mandamus arises in the context of a hotly contested trademark action initiated by San Diego Comic Convention (“SDCC”) against the producers of the Salt Lake Comic Con—Dan Farr Productions, Daniel Farr, and Bryan Brandenburg... Read more →

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