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


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...

July 30, 2018

Medtronic, Inc. v. Mark A. Barry

2017-1169, 2017-1170

Decided: June 11, 2018

Case Summary

Certain types of spinal surgeries require rigid attachment points to individual vertebrae; to provide these attachment points, specialized screws—called pedicle screws—are typically i...

July 3, 2018

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc., et al.


Decided: May 11, 2018

Case Summary

Tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF) is an antiviral drug that may be combined with other antiviral drugs to treat AIDS. The FDA has approved at least three produ...

July 3, 2018

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Paragon Bioteck, Inc.


Decided: May 2, 2018

Case Summary

In 2011, Altaire and Paragon entered into an agreement to pursue FDA approval for one of Altaire’s new eye drugs. Under this agreement, Paragon would be responsible for prepa...

May 29, 2018

John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc.


Decided: April 19, 2018

Case Summary

A patentee accused a competitor of infringing a patent related to poultry carcass chillers. The accused infringer then sent the patentee a letter identifying an arguabl...

May 29, 2018

Voter Verified, Inc., v. Election Systems Software LLC


Decided: April 20, 2018

Case Summary

Voter Verified owns US patent RE 40,449, which is directed to voting methods and systems that provide for “auto-verification” of a voter’s ballot.

In 2009, Voter Verified s...

April 9, 2018

AbbVie, Inc. v. MedImmune Limited


Decided: February 5, 2018

Case Summary

Under an agreement governed by British law, drugmaker AbbVie had an obligation to pay MedImmune royalties until the expiration of US patent 6,248,516—even though AbbVie does not practice thi...

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