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James B. Gehrke
Wisconsin Advanced Technology Advocates, Inc.
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Sonix Technology Co., Ltd. (“Sonix”) appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment following its determination that claims 9, 25, 35–36, 52–55, 57–60, 62– 64, 66, 68, 71–77, 79–82, and 85–90 (“the asserted claims”) of Sonix’s U.S. Patent 7,328,845... Continue reading
Appellants Marcel Van Os and other inventors at Apple Inc. (collectively, “Van Os”) appeal from a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming the examiner’s rejection of claims 38–41 of U.S. Patent Application No. 12/364,470 (“the ’470... Continue reading
Ethicon, Inc. (“Ethicon”) appeals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“the Board’s”) decision in a merged inter partes reexamination affirming the examiner’s obviousness rejection of claims 1–17 and 19–23 of U.S. Patent 7,591,844... Continue reading
This case involves method claims of two patents that disclose processes for generating limited-use transaction codes to be given to a merchant by a customer for the purchase of goods and services, an objective being to enhance security for the... Continue reading
Tile Tech, Inc. (‘Tile Tech”) appeals the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (“District Court”) granting default judgment and a permanent injunction to United Construction Products, Inc., doing business as Bison Innovative Products (“United”),... Continue reading
U.S. Water Services, Inc. and Roy Johnson (together, “U.S. Water”) sued Novozymes A/S and Novozymes North America, Inc. (together, “Novozymes”) in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin (“District Court”), alleging indirect infringement of U.S. Patent Nos.... Continue reading
Medgraph, Inc. (“Medgraph”) appeals from the decision of the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, dismissing with prejudice Medgraph’s claims of infringement of U.S. Patent 5,974,124 (“the ’124 patent”) and U.S. Patent 6,122,351 (“the ’351... Continue reading
This appeal follows a ten-day jury trial in the District of Delaware that resulted in verdicts that (1) Power Integrations Inc.’s U.S. Patent Nos. 7,110,270 and 7,834,605 were neither anticipated nor obvious and were not directly or indirectly infringed by... Continue reading
Lee Jason Kibler, a disc jockey, brought federal trademark infringement, related state law, and federal trademark dilution claims against Robert Bryson Hall, II, a rapper, and professional entities supporting Hall’s work. The district court granted summary judgment to defendants on... Continue reading
In this trademark case, we must decide whether JobDiva, Inc. used its marks in connection with personnel placement and recruitment services, or whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board correctly held that JobDiva failed to do so because it used... Continue reading
Appellant NuVasive, Inc. (“NuVasive”) appeals the final written decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), finding claims 1–14, 19–20, and 23–27 of U.S. Patent No. 8,361,156 (“the ’156 patent”) invalid as obvious.... Continue reading
In January 2013, Asetek Danmark A/S sued two parties—Cooler Master USA, Inc., which a month later became CMI USA Inc.; and Cooler Master Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese company—in the Northern District of California, asserting infringement of two of Asetek’s patents,... Continue reading
Section 289 of the Patent Act makes it unlawful to manufacture or sell an “article of manufacture” to which a patented design or a colorable imitation thereof has been applied and makes an infringer liable to the patent holder “to... Continue reading
This appeal is the latest chapter in the long-running legal disputes between Becton Dickinson & Co. (“BD”) and Retractable Technologies, Inc. (“RTI”), competitors in the market for syringes of various types and IV catheters. It arises from a $340 million... Continue reading
In this appeal, we review Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions in three Covered Business Method (“CBM”) reviews. The decisions addressed the subject matter eligibility of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,384,850 (“’850 patent”), U.S. Patent No. 6,871,325 (“’325... Continue reading
The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment as a matter of law in favor of Electronic Arts, Inc., in a diversity action seeking unpaid royalties pursuant to a contract, arising from alleged copyright infringement. Plaintiff Robin Antonick developed the computer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Creative Protection
The panel affirmed the district court’s judgment as a matter of law in favor of Electronic Arts, Inc., in a diversity action seeking unpaid royalties pursuant to a contract, arising from alleged copyright infringement. Plaintiff Robin Antonick developed the computer... Continue reading
Christian Faith Fellowship Church appeals a final judgment of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that, in response to a petition filed by adidas AG, cancelled its trademarks for failing to use the marks in commerce before registering them. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Creative Protection
The defendants in the underlying case, Rearden LLC, Rearden MOVA LLC, MO2, LLC, and MOVA, LLC, petition for a writ of mandamus to challenge the district court’s order compelling them to produce allegedly privileged documents. We conclude we have jurisdiction... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Creative Protection
The defendants in the underlying case, Rearden LLC, Rearden MOVA LLC, MO2, LLC, and MOVA, LLC, petition for a writ of mandamus to challenge the district court’s order compelling them to produce allegedly privileged documents. We conclude we have jurisdiction... Continue reading
Christian Faith Fellowship Church appeals a final judgment of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that, in response to a petition filed by adidas AG, cancelled its trademarks for failing to use the marks in commerce before registering them. The... Continue reading
The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research sued Cochlear Corporation and Cochlear Ltd. for infringing claims 1 and 10 of U.S. Patent No. 5,609,616 and claims 6–7 of U.S. Patent No. 5,938,691, which cover implantable cochlear stimulators. After conducting... Continue reading
Unwired Planet, LLC (“Unwired”) appeals from the final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) in Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) No. 2014- 00036 and Covered Business Method (“CBM”) Patent Review No. 2014-00005. Google Inc. v. Unwired Planet,... Continue reading
Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. (“PST”) appeals from a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) invalidating claims 1, 4–6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 38, 41– 44, 46, 47, and 49 of U.S. Patent No. 6,030,384 (“’384 patent”). For... Continue reading
This is a patent case, in which the outcome turns on the application of the “abstract idea” test, a judiciallycreated limitation on patent eligibility under § 101 of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. § 101. Plaintiff-Appellant Amdocs (Israel) Limited (“Amdocs”)... Continue reading