May 7, 2019

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al.

2017-1240, 2017-1455, 2017-1887

Decided: March 28, 2019

Case Summary

In addition to removing waste products from the blood, kidneys also filter out drugs and their metabolites. When kidney function...

March 22, 2019

University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. v. General Electric Company, et al.

2018-1284

Decided: February 26, 2019

Case Summary

§282(b) explains that the defenses available in a patent infringement litigation include the “condition[s] for patentability;” 35 U.S.C. §§...

March 22, 2019

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. v. Andrei Iancu, et al.

2017-1357

Decided: January 23, 2019

Case Summary

35 USC §154(b) explains that a patent’s term may be increased to compensate for the PTO’s prosecution delays; this is known as a patent term adjustment (PTA). Th...

January 23, 2019

Spineology, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

2018-1276

Decided: December 14, 2018

Case Summary

After a defendant wins on summary judgment, must the trial court continue to litigate damages and other undecided issues to determine if the plaintiff must pay its opponen...

January 23, 2019

Converse, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, et al.

2016-2497

Decided: October 30, 2018

Case Summary

Converse is a shoe company that began selling its Chuck Taylor All-Star shoes in 1932. This case concerns Converse's trademark/trade dress rights on the midsole design...

January 23, 2019

GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holding LLC

2017-1894, 2017-1936

Decided: November 1, 2018 (modifying the July 27, 2018 opinion)

Case Summary

More than thirty years ago, the Federal Circuit explained that even relatively obscure documents may qualify as prior art under §102 so l...

October 23, 2018

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Apple Inc.

2017-2265, 2017-2380

Decided: September 28, 2018

Case Summary

Computer programs include lists of instructions that are written in “program order”—and the instructions are typically executed in that order. In some cases, a...

October 2, 2018

In re: Ron Maatita

2017-2037

Decided: August 20, 2018

Case Summary

Ron Maatita filed a design patent application for an athletic shoe bottom, which the Examiner rejected as indefinite under §112. The Examiner said that although athletic shoe bottoms typically have three-di...

September 10, 2018

Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., et al.

2016-2576, 2016-2577, 2016-2578, 2016-2579, 2016-2580,

2016-2581, 2016-2582, 2016-2591, 2016-2592, 2016-2593,

2016-2594, 2016-2595

Decided: July 25, 2018

Case Summary

If a patent claim is construed to c...

September 10, 2018

Power Integrations, Inc. v.

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. et al.
2016-2691, 2017-1875
Decided: July 3, 2018

Case Summary

Power Integrations sued Fairchild for allegedly infringing US patents 6,212,079 and 6,538,908, which disclose specific types of switchin...

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