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Regents of the University of Minnesota. v. LSI Corp.

The Regents of the University of Minnesota (“UMN”) appeals from decisions by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) declining to dismiss petitions for inter partes review (“IPR”). The petitions were alleged to... Read more →

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Hyosung TNS Inc. v. International Trade Commission

Hyosung TNS Inc., Nautilus Hyosung America Inc., and HS Global, Inc., (collectively “Hyosung”) appeal from a decision by the International Trade Commission (“ITC”). The ITC concluded that various automatic teller machine (“ATM”) models imported by Hyosung infringed claims of two... Read more →

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Forum US, Inc. v. Flow Valve, LLC

Flow Valve, LLC appeals from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma’s grant of summary judgment of invalidity of its reissue patent. The original patent does not disclose the invention claimed in the reissue patent. The reissue... Read more →

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Micron Technology, Inc., and SK Hynix Inc. (collectively, “Petitioners”) appeal from the final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in thirteen inter partes reviews holding that they did not establish the unpatentability of... Read more →

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Power Integrations, Inc. v. Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC

Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC, doing business as ON Semiconductor (“ON”), petitioned for inter partes review (“IPR”) of several claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,212,079 (“the ’079 patent”). The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) determined that the IPR was not... Read more →

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Uncommon, LLC v. Spigen, Inc.

The word “capsule” can describe many things—a pharmaceutical pill, a space pod, or a short synopsis, for example. What about a cellphone case? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given conflicting answers. It has, on a few occasions, found... Read more →

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Bodum USA, Inc. v. A Top New Casting Inc.

Bodum USA, Inc. (“Bodum”) pro‐ duces and sells what design magazines and art museums have recognized as an iconically designed houseware product—the Chambord French press coffeemaker. Bodum sued A Top New Casting, Inc. (“A Top”) for selling a French press... Read more →

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Gold Value International Textile, Inc. v. Sanctuary Clothing, LLC

The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment and award of attorney’s fees in favor of the defendants in an action under the Copyright Act. Gold Value International Textile, Inc., doing business as Fiesta Fabric, alleged that defendant Sanctuary Clothing,... Read more →

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US Supreme Court: Return Mail, Inc. v. Postal Service

US Supreme Court holds that the Government is not a “person” capable of instituting the three AIA review proceedings in Return Mail, Inc. v. Postal Service. Download Return Mail Inc. v. Postal Service Read more →

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Lone Star Silicon Innovations, LLC v. Nanya Technology Corp.

Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC (“Lone Star”) sued Appellees1 for infringing various patents.2 The district court concluded that Lone Star does not own these patents and therefore lacks the ability to assert them. In re Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC,... Read more →

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