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Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC,

This case involves both differences and similarities between design patents and utility patents. A design patent protects a “new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.” 35 U.S.C. § 171(a). While established law bars design patents on primarily... Read more →

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Narkiewicz-Laine v. Doyle

This case arose from the destruction of personal property and artwork belonging to Christian Narkiewicz‐Laine, an artist. Narkiewicz‐Laine stored his art‐ work and other belongings in a space in Galena, Illinois that he rented from the defendants. Years into the... Read more →

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Infobridge PTE. Ltd.

In two inter partes review proceedings requested by Samsung, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) upheld all challenged claims of U.S. Patent 8,917,772 (“the ’772 patent”), which is owned by Infobridge. The Board upheld the claims because it... Read more →

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Indivior Inc. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, S.A.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, S.A. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. (collectively, “DRL”); Watson Laboratories Inc. and Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. (collectively, “Watson”); and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (“Teva”) appeal from several decisions of the United States District Court for the District... Read more →

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Westech Aerosol Corp. v. 3M Co.

Westech Aerosol Corporation appeals the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granting 3M Company and GTA-NHT, Inc.’s motion to dismiss for improper venue. 3M Company and GTA-NHT, Inc. subsequently moved for attorneys’ fees... Read more →

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TQ Delta, LLC v. DISH Network LLC

Appellee DISH Network (“Dish”) sought inter partes review (“IPR”) of claims 6, 11, 16, and 20 (“the Challenged Claims”) of Appellant TQ Delta, LLC’s (“TQ Delta”) U.S. Patent No. 8,611,404 (“the ’404 patent”). The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent... Read more →

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Quake v. Lo

This appeal arises from a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) finding the four claims of Dr. Stephen Quake and Dr. Christina Fan’s (collectively, Quake) U.S. Patent No. 8,008,018 and Claim 25... Read more →

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In re: Global IP Holdings LLC

Global IP Holdings, LLC appeals the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision affirming the examiner’s rejection of its reissue claims for failure to comply with the written description requirement. Because the legal standard applied by the Board conflicts with our... Read more →

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General Electric Co. v. United Technologies Corp.

General Electric Company petitioned the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board for inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,511,605. United Technologies Corporation is the assignee of the patent. The Board found the claims not obvious in view of... Read more →

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Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. (“Enzo”) appeals the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granting summary judgment against Enzo and holding that the asserted claims are invalid for lack of enablement. We affirm as to non-enablement... Read more →

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