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Verinata Health, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1970

Justia Opinion Summary: Illumina’s 794 patent, covering DNA assay optimization techniques, issued in 2011. In 2010-2011, Ariosa provided Illumina, as a prospective investor, with information on its efforts to develop a noninvasive prenatal diag...

NETAC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD v. SANDISK CORPORATION
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1098
LENDINGTREE v. ZILLOW, INC.
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1435
In re: Magnum Oil Tools Int'l, Ltd.  
Date: July 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: Magnum’s 413 patent is directed to the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas and oil from natural shale formations. During fracking, a “wellbore” is drilled; a fluid mixture is injected down the w...

Unwired Planet, LLC v. Apple Inc.  
Date: July 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1725

Justia Opinion Summary: Unwired brought an infringement suit against Apple on several patents. The inventions at issue relate to: extending speech recognition capabilities to mobile devices with limited resources by relying on network-based res...

ANGIOSCORE, INC. v. TRIREME MEDICAL, LLC
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1126
Polar Electro Oy v. Suunto Oy  
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1930

Justia Opinion Summary: Polar, a Finnish company based in Finland, owns U.S. patents directed to a method and apparatus for measuring heart rates during physical exercise. Polar sued, alleging infringement directly and indirectly, through the m...

WBIP, LLC v. Kohler Co.  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1038

Justia Opinion Summary: Westerbeke and Kohler manufacture and sell marine generators (gen-sets). The exhaust from prior art gen-sets was vented out of the boat, but the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that carbon mon...

WILLIAMS v. USPS
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3163
STOPINC AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT v. J.W. HICKS, INC.
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1102
Laguna Constr. Co. v. Carter  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1291

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, the government awarded Laguna a contract for Worldwide Environmental Remediation and Construction (WERC). Under the contract, Laguna received 16 cost-reimbursable task orders to perform work in Iraq, and awarded...

Grover v. Office of Pers. Mgmt.  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3160

Justia Opinion Summary: Grover worked for many years for the Customs and Border Protection service and participated in the Civil Service Retirement System, 5 U.S.C. 8331–8351. He retired in 2008 and applied for a retirement annuity. By statute,...

WESTERN STATES FEDERAL v. DVA
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1042
Skyhawke Techs., LLC v. Deca Int'l Corp.  
Date: July 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1325

Justia Opinion Summary: SkyHawke sued Deca for infringement of the 498 patent. Deca requested inter partes reexamination. The court stayed the litigation pending the outcome. The Patent Office granted reexamination, finding substantial new ques...

ANDRULIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. v. CELGENE CORPORATION
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1962