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McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America, Inc.

McRO, Inc., d/b/a Planet Blue (McRO) brought this case against more than a dozen video game developers (the Developers), alleging that the Developers infringed three method claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,611,278, owned by McRO. The district court held the... Read more →

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ESIP Series 2, LLC v. Puzhen Life USA, LLC

ESIP Series 2, LLC, appeals a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that certain claims of ESIP’s patent are invalid as obvious. ESIP also contends that the Board should not have instituted inter partes review because appellee Puzhen... Read more →

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Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB v. Oticon Medical AB

Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB owns U.S. Patent No. 7,043,040, which describes and claims a bone-anchored hearing aid that transmits soundwaves transcranially from a patient’s deaf side to the patient’s non-deaf ear. Oticon Medical AB, Oticon Medical LLC, and William... Read more →

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Compulife Software Inc. v. Newman

There’s nothing easy about this case. The facts are complicated, and the governing law is tangled. At its essence, it’s a case about high-tech corporate espionage. The very short story: Compulife Software, Inc., which has developed and markets a computerized... Read more →

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Lawn Managers, Inc. v. Progressive Lawn Managers, Inc.

In this trademark infringement case, Progressive Lawn Managers, Inc., (Progressive) appeals from the district court’s1 findings of fact and conclusions of law after a bench trial finding it liable for trademark infringement and awarding damages to Lawn Managers, Inc. (Lawn... Read more →

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Virnetx Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Cisco Systems, Inc. have petitioned for rehearing to argue that we erred in extending Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., 941 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2019) beyond the... Read more →

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Schwendimann v. Arkwright Advanced Coating, Inc.

Cross-Appellant Jodi A. Schwendimann filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (“District Court”) against Appellant Arkwright Advanced Coating, Inc. (“Arkwright”), alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. RE41,623, 7,749,581, 7,754,042, 7,766,475, 7,771,554, and 7,824,748 (collectively,... Read more →

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Lanard Toys Ltd. v. Dolgencorp LLC

Lanard Toys Limited (“Lanard”) appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granting summary judgment in favor of Dolgencorp LLC, Ja-Ru, Inc., and Toys “R” Us–Delaware, Inc. (collectively, “Appellees”) with respect to... Read more →

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Electronic Communication Technologies, LLC v. ShoppersChoice.com, LLC

Electronic Communication Technologies, LLC (“ECT”) sued ShoppersChoice.com, LLC (“ShoppersChoice”), alleging that ShoppersChoice infringed claim 11 of U.S. Patent No. 9,373,261 (“the ’261 patent”). The district court granted ShoppersChoice’s motion for judgment on the pleadings that claim 11 was invalid under... Read more →

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Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Slayback Pharma LLC

Eagle Pharmaceuticals appeals a district court judgment of non-infringement on the pleadings. Eagle sued Slayback Pharma LLC for infringing four patents covering Eagle’s brand name bendamustine pharmaceutical product. Eagle argues that the district court committed two errors when it concluded... Read more →

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