2015 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Redline Detection, LLC v. STAR Envirotech, Inc.  
Date: December 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: STAR owns a patent that describes methods for generating smoke that “enables the presence and location of leaks in a fluid system (e.g. the evaporative or brake system of a motor vehicle) to be accurately and visually de...

Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Sys., Inc.  
Date: December 28, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1042

Justia Opinion Summary: In a wireless system, devices communicate with fixed “base stations” according to “protocols,” which are standardized procedures that govern how data exchanged between devices is formatted, ordered, maintained, and trans...

Rogers v. United States  
Date: December 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5098

Justia Opinion Summary: Abutting landowners claimed that the United States effected a taking of their property without just compensation when it converted a former railroad corridor between Sarasota and Venice, Florida, into a recreational tra...

VEHICLE INTELLIGENCE v. MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC
Date: December 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1411
CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. HOSPIRA, INC.
Date: December 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1197
In Re: Tam  
Date: December 22, 2015
Citation: 808 F. 3d 1321
Docket Number: 14-1203

Justia Opinion Summary: Tam, the “front man” for Asian-American rock band, The Slants, sought to register the mark THE SLANTS and attached specimens featuring the name set against Asian motifs. The examining attorney found the mark disparaging...

PERSONALIZED MEDIA v. ROVI GUIDES, INC.
Date: December 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1825
EDGE SYSTEMS LLC v. AGUILA
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1507
BROWNE v. MSPB
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3136
SMITHERS v. MCDONALD
Date: December 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7079
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY v. NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1431
S. Ala. Med. Sci. Found. v. Gnosis, S.P.A.  
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1778

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board granted SAMSF’s motion to cancel certain claims prior to its review of SAMSF’s patents relating to administering the “natural” stereoisomer of 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolic acid (L-5-MTHF) an...

Merck & Cie v. Gnosis, S.P.A.  
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1779

Justia Opinion Summary: At the request of Gnosis, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted inter partes review of claims of Merck’s patent, which relates to methods of using folates to lower levels of homocysteine in the human body. Homocys...

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY v. VIBRANT MEDIA, INC.
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1015
CLOUD SATCHEL, LLC v. BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1261
CUTSFORTH, INC. v. MOTIVEPOWER, INC.
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1315
IN RE: DISTEFANO
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1453
In re: DiStefano  
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: DiStefano’s patent application claims a method that enables an individual to design a web page without having to “learn HTML or to interact extensively with a web page designer.” Its primary embodiment includes a graphic...

SYNQOR, INC. v. ARTESYN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1459
APPLE INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1802
APPLE INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1802
OPENWAVE SYSTEMS, INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1108
IN RE: EDWARD TOBINICK
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1307
WORLDWIDE HOME PRODUCTS, INC. v. TIME, INC.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1544
WORLDWIDE HOME PRODUCTS, INC. v. TIME, INC.
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1550
MIRANNE v. MSPB
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3128
Openwave Sys., Inc. v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1108

Justia Opinion Summary: Unwired Planet sued the defendants for infringement, then initiated an action with the International Trade Commission (ITC). The district court stayed its litigation pending resolution of the ITC proceedings. After recei...

Sightsound Techs., LLC v. Apple Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1159

Justia Opinion Summary: SightSound’s patents disclose methods for sale and distribution of digital audio and video signals, requiring: connection, by telecommunications lines, between a party’s memory and a second party’s memory; selling digita...

TRUEPOSITION INC. v. POLARIS WIRELESS, INC.
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1330
STEPHENSON v. GAME SHOW NETWORK, LLC
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1359
THORNTON v. MCDONALD
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1544
PAR PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. v. TWI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1880
RICHARDSON v. OPM
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3130
RUSSELL v. HHS
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3183
MCCHESKY v. MCDONALD
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7089
WILLIAMS v. MCDONALD
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7105
THORNTON v. MCDONALD
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7107
AEON GROUP, LLC v. DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1185
Diamond Sawblades Mfr. Coal. v. United States  
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1216

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, the Department of Commerce announced that it was changing a method it used to calculate whether imported goods are being sold in the United States at less than fair value, i.e., being dumped. Previously, Commerc...

MELVIN v. MCDONALD
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7096
SINO LEGEND (ZHANGJIAGANG) v. ITC
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1478
CLARKE v. DVA
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3103
WATERS TECHNOLOGIES v. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1281
YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT CO v. SONY CORPORATION
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1342
AIKEN v. ARMY
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3180
COLEMAN v. US
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5038
AJAMIAN v. US
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5123
OMRAN v. US
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5124
ROBINSON v. MCDONALD
Date: December 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7029
TWARDOWSKI v. MSPB
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3177
CP KELCO US, INC. v. US
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1209
BASEBALL QUICK, LLC v. MLB ADVANCED MEDIA, L.P.
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1403
PROVERIS SCIENTIFIC CORP. v. INNOVASYSTEMS, INC.
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1436
STONE v. MSPB
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3139
KLINGENSCHMITT v. US
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5050
BRISBIN v. US
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5067
ROBLETO v. US
Date: December 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5138
ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. SEQUENOM, INC.
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1139
Dean v. Dep't of Labor  
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3131

Justia Opinion Summary: Dean, a preference-eligible veteran, applied for a position as a “Recent Graduate” Wage and Hour Specialist within the Department of Labor. The announcement stated that the position “is a part of the Pathways Employment...

LUA v. OPM
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3158
ESSEX v. MSPB
Date: December 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3177
Prolitec, Inc. v. Scentair Techs., Inc.  
Date: December 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1020

Justia Opinion Summary: Prolitec, Inc. owned U.S. Patent No. 7,712,268 (“‘683 patent”). The ‘683 patent had only two apparatus claims. The United States Patent and trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board found that the two claims were u...

Commonwealth Scientific & Indus. Research Org. v. Cisco Sys., Inc.  
Date: December 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1066

Justia Opinion Summary: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) filed the instant suit for infringement of CSIRO’s U.S. Patent No. 5,487,069 (“’069 patent”) against Cicso Systems, Inc. The district court accepted a...

CardSoft, LLC v. VeriFone, Inc.  
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1135

Justia Opinion Summary: In CardSoft v. VeriFone, Inc., the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s decision in favor of CardSoft. The district court adopted CardSoft’s proposed construction for the claim term “vertical machine." Applying...

ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC v. SEQUENOM, INC.
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1139
MCM Portfolio LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co.  
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1091

Justia Opinion Summary: MCM Portfolio LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 7,162,549 (the ‘549 patent). Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) filed a petition requesting inter partes review of claims 7, 11, 19, and 21 of the ‘549 patent. The Patent Trial and Appeal Boa...

IN RE: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1305
WIMPER v. MSPB
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3061
IN RE: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1710
United States v. Nitek Elecs., Inc.  
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1166

Justia Opinion Summary: Between 2001 and 2004, Nitek Electronics, Inc. entered thirty-six shipments of pipe fitting components used for gas meters into the United States from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) claimed that th...

Simens Energy, Inc. v. United States, Wind Tower Trade Coalition  
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce determined that utility scale wind towers from the People’s Republic of China and utility scale wind towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (together, the subject merchandise) were sold...

Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Sipnet EU S.R.O.  
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1212

Justia Opinion Summary: Straight Path IP Group owns U.S. Patent No. 6,108,704 (“the ’704 patent”), entitled Point-to-Point Internet Protocol, which describes protocols for establishing communication links through a network. Sipnet EU S.R.O. fi...

CLARK v. US
Date: November 25, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5002
IN RE: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1710
Normandy Apartments, Ltd. v. United States  
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5135

Justia Opinion Summary: Normandy Apartments, Ltd. owned and managed a low-income rental housing project where tenants’ rents were federally subsidized under the Section 8 project-based program. In 2004, Normandy and the United States Department...

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY v. MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LTD
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1492
CIOFFI v. GOOGLE, INC.
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1194
Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.  
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 09-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, a jury found Akamai’s 703 patent not invalid and directly infringed by Limelight, but the court entered judgment as a matter of law overturning the infringement verdict on the basis of divided infringement. Aft...

Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc.  
Date: November 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1215

Justia Opinion Summary: Verinata and Ariosa compete in the field of noninvasive prenatal diagnostics, including testing for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. Verinata owns the 430 patent, which describes methods of noninvasive prenatal testing f...

THE MEDICINES COMPANY v. HOSPIRA, INC.
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1469
FAIRBANKS v. EPA
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3152
Inphi Corp. v. Netlist, Inc.  
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1179

Justia Opinion Summary: Netlist’s 537 patent, entitled “Memory Module with a Circuit Providing Load Isolation and Memory Domain Translation” has a 2006 application date and relates to computer system memory modules, which Netlist designs and ma...

TUG HILL CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. ARMY
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1320
MORSA v. FACEBOOK, INC.
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1336
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. ITC
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1533
DeLorme Publ'g Co., Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n  
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1572

Justia Opinion Summary: The International Trade Commission investigated DeLorme for violating the Tariff Act, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by importing, selling for importation, or selling after importation “two-way global satellite communication devices, s...

Advanced Steel Recovery, LLC v. X-Body Equip., Inc.  
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1829

Justia Opinion Summary: Advanced Steel owns a patent describing systems and methods of loading shipping containers with bulk material for storage or transport. Material is loaded into the top of a rectangular container packer, which is moved al...

Mulder v. McDonald  
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7137

Justia Opinion Summary: Mulder served in the Army for three separate periods between 1982 and 1994, accumulating about two years of honorable service. In 1998, the VA assigned Mulder a 50% disability rating for two service-connected conditions....

IN RE: ENCAP, LLC
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1008
DELORME PUBLISHING CO., INC. v. BRIARTEK IP, INC.
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1169
INVENTIO AG v. THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1189
Cubist Pharma., Inc. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1197

Justia Opinion Summary: Cubist Pharmaceuticals owns five follow-on patents that relate to the antibiotic daptomycin, which it sells under the name Cubicin. Hospira sought authorization to sell a generic version of Cubist’s daptomycin product, w...

IN RE: MIDWESTERN PET FOODS, INC.
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1221
CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES, LP v. ORACLE CORPORATION
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1242
ALPHA TECHNOLOGY U.S.A. CORP. v. MLSNA DAIRY SUPPLY, INC.
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1324
IN RE: SCHWARZ
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1327
GOLD MEDAL PRODUCTS CO. v. C. CRETORS AND COMPANY
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1449
CLEAVER v. MCDONALD
Date: November 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7044
Momenta Pharma, Inc. v. Teva Pharma. USA, Inc.  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1274

Justia Opinion Summary: Enoxaparin, an anticoagulant that helps prevent blood clots, was approved for U.S. marketing in 1993 under the name Lovenox. In 2010, Momentaed market a generic version of enoxaparin. Momenta is also the assignee of the...

ClearCorrect Operating, LLC v. Int'l Trade Comm'n  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tariff Act of 1930 gives the International Trade Commission authority to remedy only those unfair acts that involve the importation of “articles” as described in 19 U.S.C. 1337(a). The Commission instituted an invest...

Prometheus Labs, Inc. v. Roxane Labs., Inc.  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1634

Justia Opinion Summary: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition defined and diagnosed by its constellation of symptoms. A patient’s symptoms define the type of IBS with which a patient is diagnosed. Prometheus sued, alleging infringement...

Imaginal Systematic, LLC v. Leggett & Platt, Inc.  
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1845

Justia Opinion Summary: Imaginal sued L&P and Simmons alleging that L&P’s TopOff Automatic Stapling Machine infringed the 402 Patent, which is directed to a process for building box springs. After a jury awarded damages for infringement, L&P re...

AIP ACQUISITION LLC v. LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC [TRANSMITTAL-SHEET]
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1286
TEXCHEM ADVANCED PRODUCTS INC v. E.PAK INTERNATIONAL INC
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1355
SLOCUM v. USPS
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3097
MORALES v. MSPB
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3150
STILLWELL v. MSPB
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3184
RLB CONTRACTING, INC. v. US
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5031
SNYDER v. MCDONALD
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7012
NEWGARD v. MCDONALD
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7062
GODWIN v. MCDONALD
Date: November 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7099
BETTER FOOD CHOICES LLC v. MYNETDIARY, INC.
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1304
RENVILLE v. HHS
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3193
ILAW v. US
Date: November 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5096
BREAUX v. KIDTRIBE, INC.
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1115
DOWNHOLE PIPE & EQUIPMENT, L.P v. ITC
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1233
IN RE: TAYLOR
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1582
TROTTER-LOW v. MSPB
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3147
PURIFOY v. MSPB
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3172
Fid. & Guar. Ins. Underwriters, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5036

Justia Opinion Summary: USF&G filed suit in the Court of Federal Claims under the Tucker Act, 28 U.S.C. 1491(a)(1), seeking reimbursement from the government for legal expenses and settlement costs it allegedly incurred in its capacity as gener...

LAWTON v. US
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5088
Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC  
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1575

Justia Opinion Summary: Belden and Berk-Tek compete in making and selling telecommunications cable and cabling systems. Belden’s 503 patent, issued in 2000, discloses a method of making a cable by passing a core and conducting wires through one...

YUFA v. HACH ULTRA ANALYTICS, INC.
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1626
TSE v. APPLE INC.
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1639
HICKMAN v. US
Date: November 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5134
PACTIV, LLC v. MULTISORB TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1816
GAL-OR v. US
Date: November 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5079
TESCO CORPORATION v. NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
Date: November 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1041
SCHAEFFLER GROUP USA, INC. v. US
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1269
WESTERNGECO L.L.C. v. ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP.
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1527
Tesco Corp. v. Nat'l Oilwell Varco, L.P.  
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1041

Justia Opinion Summary: Tesco sued NOV for infringement of patents that involve an apparatus and method for handling sections of pipe used for lining a well-bore. NOV filed an answer, counterclaims, a request for attorney’s fees, and motions t...

ENGLEWOOD TERRACE LIMITED v. US
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5045
ATLAS IP, LLC v. MEDTRONIC, INC.
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1071
Atlas IP, LLC v. Medtronic, Inc.  
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1071

Justia Opinion Summary: Atlas owns the patent, which describes and claims a protocol for controlling wireless network communications between a hub and remotes. The patent, entitled “Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Network,” notes th...

ATLAS IP, LLC v. ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1190
Atlas IP, LLC v. St. Jude Med., Inc.  
Date: October 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1190

Justia Opinion Summary: Atlas’s patent describes a protocol for controlling wireless network communications between a hub and remotes. The patent notes the existence of prior-art, but says those systems consumed large amounts of battery power;...

DiMare Fresh, Inc. v. United States  
Date: October 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5006

Justia Opinion Summary: Between April 23 and June 1, 2008, there were 57 reported cases of salmonellosis. The FDA, federal and state agencies, and food industry began an investigation to determine the source of contamination. On June 3, 2008, t...

STOGLIN v. MSPB
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3141
BALESTRA v. US
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5127
Raytheon Co. v. United States  
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5086

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Air Force solicited bids from private companies to supply equipment and services to build a new radar system. Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and Lockheed Martin cleared early hurdles; each received a solicitation f...

ALBEMARLE CORPORATION v. US
Date: October 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5015
INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY CORP. v. RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: October 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1820
Nat'l Fed'n of Fed. Employees v. Dep't of the Army  
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3175

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Federation of Federal Employees Local 1442 filed a group grievance on behalf of 138 NFFE bargaining unit employees at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD); Local 2109 filed two grievances on behalf of all of bargai...

SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC v. CERRO WIRE LLC
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1117
ENCORE WIRE CORPORATION v. SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1249
DOURANDISH v. US
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5091
In re: Morsa  
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1107

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013 the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s rejection of claims 181, 184, 188-203, 206, 210-25, 228, 232-47, 250, and 254-68 of utility patent application No. 60/211228, as obvious in light o...

BIANCO v. GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC.
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1193
HIRMIZ v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
Date: October 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5043
PURE FISHING, INC. v. NORMARK CORPORATION
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1300
LACY v. DVA
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3163
HARRISON v. JUSTICE
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-8006
COMPONEX CORPORATION v. ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1178
IN RE: ALSABAH
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1264
NEW YORKER S.H.K. JEANS GMBH v. RAJCA
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1292
MORALES v. SQUARE, INC.
Date: October 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1319
VINYL VISIONS, LLC v. OEHME
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1273
ENOS v. MCDONALD
Date: October 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7002
FIRST QUALITY BABY PRODUCTS v. KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1208
MARK DAVID, A DIV OF BAKER v. US
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1276
HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. v. STRYKER CORPORATION
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1295
BASEDEN v. MSPB
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3069
MUCHA v. OPM
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3113
BRYANT v. US
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5065
GABRIEL v. MCDONALD
Date: October 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7091
Balestra v. United States  
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5127

Justia Opinion Summary: FICA tax includes social security tax and hospital insurance tax, 26 U.S.C. 3101(a)–(b). Balestra was a United Airlines pilot from 1979 until his 2004 retirement. He was eligible for life-long retirement benefits through...

JOAO BOCK TRANSACTION SYSTEMS v. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1245
APPLE INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-2088
LUCHAY v. MSPB
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3010
YOUNG v. USPS
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3095
HYDE v. MSPB
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3118
JONES v. DVA
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3123
COCHRUN v. US
Date: October 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5080
SUMMIT DATA SYSTEMS LLC v. NETAPP INC.
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1103
IN RE: APPOTRONICS LTD.
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1220
WIRELESS INK CORPORATION v. FACEBOOK, INC.
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1299
SCOTT v. MSPB
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3048
MAYE v. OPM
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3052
HANSEN v. ARMY
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3119
JACKSON v. MSPB
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3121
DEAN v. AIR FORCE
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3151
DELPIN-APONTE v. US
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5003
Barlow & Haun, Inc. v. United States  
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5028

Justia Opinion Summary: Trona is a sodium carbonate compound that is processed into soda ash or baking soda. Because oil and gas development posed a risk to the extraction of trona and trona worker safety, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), w...

BARNARD v. US
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5081
BRU'TON v. US
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5087
CERF v. US
Date: October 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5093
SHERIDAN v. US
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5073
GARCIA v. US
Date: October 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5099
HOLLEMAN v. MSPB
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3108
Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Comm. v. United States  
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1514

Justia Opinion Summary: These appeals involve the Fourth and Fifth Administrative Reviews of an anti-dumping duty order covering frozen warm-water shrimp from China. Hilltop, an exporter of subject merchandise from China, was a mandatory respo...

Rasmuson v. United States  
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5089

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs own land adjacent to central Iowa railway corridors. Pursuant to the National Trail System Act Amendments of 1982, the Surface Transportation Board issued Notices of Interim Trail Use (NITUs) for the corridors...

LANDELL v. DEFENSE
Date: October 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3045
Shukh v. Seagate Tech., LLC  
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1406

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997 Seagate recruited Dr. Shukh, a native of Belarus, to move to the U.S. Shukh executed Seagate’s standard Employment Agreement, assigning to Seagate all “right, title, and interest in and to any inventions” made w...

PARKERVISION, INC. v. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1612
SHUKH v. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1012
Spectrum Pharma., Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.  
Date: October 2, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1407

Justia Opinion Summary: Leucovorin is a compound used to ameliorate the toxic effects of methotrexate, a chemotherapy treatment; to treat folate deficiency; and to enhance the efficacy of a 5-fluorouracil cancer treatment. Spectrum, the exclusi...

In re: Steed  
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1458

Justia Opinion Summary: The 600 Application, entitled “Web-Integrated OnLine Financial Database System and Method for Debt Recovery,” was filed in 2004, with priority claimed to a provisional application filed on November 13, 2003. The inventio...

Einboden v. Dep't of the Navy  
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of the Navy furloughed Einboden, a civilian employee for six days in 2013 as part of budget cuts made pursuant to sequestration legislation, 2 U.S.C. 901a. Einboden argued that his position was not subject...

SCHELLINGER v. MCDONALD
Date: October 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7070
Achates Reference Publ'g, Inc. v. Apple Inc.  
Date: September 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1767

Justia Opinion Summary: Achates sued QuickOffice, Apple, and others for infringing its patents.Apple sought inter partes review. The Patent and Trademark Office found certain claims invalid, rejecting Achates’s claim that, based on a blank inde...

Nordock, Inc. v. Systems, Inc.  
Date: September 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1762

Justia Opinion Summary: Nordock and Systems are rivals in the loading dock device industry.Both design, manufacture, and sell dock levelers--mechanical devices used to create a bridge between loading dock surfaces and the surfaces of truckload...

TAS v. BEACHY
Date: September 29, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1175
Vermont v. MPHJ Tech. Inv., LLC  
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1310

Justia Opinion Summary: The state filed a complaint, alleging that letters mailed by MPHJ to Vermont businesses informing them that they may be infringing certain patents were deceptive and violated the Vermont Consumer Protection Act, 9 V.S.A....

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC.
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1617
Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharma., LLC  
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1736

Justia Opinion Summary: Shire’s patents are directed to derivatives of amphetamines, used to treat various disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A drawback to the use of amphetamines is their potential for abuse. The pa...

M-I LLC v. FPUSA, LLC
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1870
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC.
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1617
PALMATIER v. MCDONALD
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7097
Summit 6, LLC v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd.  
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1648

Justia Opinion Summary: Summit owns the 482 patent, entitled “Web-based Media Submission Tool,” relating to the processing of digital content, such as digital photos. The invention “provides an improved web-based media submission tool” that inc...

DISTRIBUTED SOLUTIONS, INC. v. AIR FORCE
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1809
ARENA v. USPS
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3153
HEMOPET v. HILL'S PET NUTRITION, INC.
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1218
POLY-AMERICA, L.P. v. API INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: September 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1248
SCA Hygiene Prods. v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC  
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1564

Justia Opinion Summary: SCA owns the 646 patent, relating to adult incontinence products. In 2003 SCA wrote to First Quality, stating that First’s products might infringe the patent. First responded that the patent was invalidated by an earlier...

ASTORNET TECHNOLOGIES INC. v. BAE SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: September 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1854
ADJUSTACAM, LLC v. NEWEGG, INC.
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1665
R+L Carriers, Inc.. v. Qualcomm, Inc.  
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1718

Justia Opinion Summary: R+L claimed infringement of the 078 patent, which generally relates to an improved method of consolidating freight into trailers to optimize delivery efficiencies for the loads in each trailer. While the case was pending...

Apple, Inc.. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd.  
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1802

Justia Opinion Summary: Apple has multiple patents for features of the iPhone and, in 2012, sued Samsung, alleging infringement of five patents directed to smartphone and tablet interfaces. The district court held on summary judgment that Samsu...

Astornet Techs., Inc. v. BAE Sys., Inc.  
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1854

Justia Opinion Summary: Astornet alleges that it is sole exclusive licensee and owner of all rights in the 844 patent, issued in 2009 to Haddad as the inventor and entitled “Airport vehicular gate entry access system” and asserted the patent ag...

ZOELLER v. ARMY
Date: September 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1516
TNS MEDIA RESEARCH, LLC v. TIVO RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1668
CORNING INCORPORATED v. DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1152
TNS MEDIA RESEARCH, LLC v. TIVO RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1252
TAYLOR v. US
Date: September 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1518
LG DISPLAY CO., LTD. v. OBAYASHI SEIKOU CO., LTD.
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1766
CMG FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. v. PACIFIC TRUST BANK, F.S.B.
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1855
ROMERO v. MCDONALD
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7131
ARMY v. KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT SERVICES
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1053
IN RE: RONALD A. KATZ TECHNOLOGY
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1170
KANEKA CORPORATION v. SKC KOLON PI, INC.
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1223
CARTER v. OPM
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3137
GRAY OWL SERVICES, INC. v. US
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5009
BANNUM, INC. v. US
Date: September 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5037
SUPREMA, INC. v. ITC
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1170
AARON v. MSPB
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3088
CANUTO v. US
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5085
SHOEMAKE v. MCDONALD
Date: September 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7005
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. v. NOKIA CORPORATION
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1373
ERGOWERX INTERNATIONAL LLC v. MAXELL CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1641
SHENWICK v. GSA
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3047
DOMINICO v. OPM
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3100
CHAMPION v. US
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5027
UPSHAW v. US
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5075
ANDRUS v. MCDONALD
Date: September 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7072
SCHIRRIPA v. US
Date: September 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5070
Ivera Med. Corp. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: September 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1613

Justia Opinion Summary: The three patents at issue share the same written description and explain that medical implements, such as catheters and luer ports, are common sites for transmissions of pathogens into patients. To prevent such transmi...

Media Rights Techs, Inc. v. Capital One Fin. Corp.  
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1218

Justia Opinion Summary: Media Rights sued Capital One, alleging infringement of its patent, entitled “Method of Controlling Recording of Media.” The patent prevents unauthorized recording via a compliance mechanism, which diverts incoming media...

Dynamic Drinkware, LLC v. Nat'l Graphics, Inc.  
Date: September 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1214

Justia Opinion Summary: National Graphics owns the 196 patent, which is directed to making molded plastic articles bearing a “lenticular” image. The patent issued in 2003, from an application filed in 2000. Dynamic petitioned the Patent and Tra...

IN RE: TAM [ORDER RE MOTIONS FOR LEAVE TO PARTICIPATE]]
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1203
Dome Patent L.P. v. Lee  
Date: September 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1673

Justia Opinion Summary: Dome owns a patent for making contact-lens materials that are rigid and gas permeable. On reexamination, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found that the claimed method at issue was obvious and therefore unpatentable....

Cobert v. Miller  
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3101

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 Miller was appointed by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, as Park Superintendent, GS-13, for Sitka National Historical Park (SNHP). In 2010, Miller was removed from her position after she ref...

Tinton Falls Lodging Realty, LLC v. United States  
Date: September 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5140

Justia Opinion Summary: The Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC), issued a contract solicitation, involving management and coordination of lodging and transportation for federal civil service mariners who were completing required training at th...

ALEXSAM, INC. v. THE GAP, INC.
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1564
Shapiro v. Soc. Sec. Admin.  
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3113

Justia Opinion Summary: Shapiro began working for the Social Security Administration as an administrative law judge in 1997. As early as 1998, the Agency informed Shapiro that his performance was lacking. Shapiro’s poor performance continued a...

SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA v. BLUE RIDGE X-RAY COMPANY
Date: September 1, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1102
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. v. LEE
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1123
GIBBS v. MSPB
Date: August 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3122
Dow Chem. Co. v. NOVA Chems. Corp.  
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1431

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Dow sued NOVA, alleging infringement of claims of patents covering ethylene polymer compositions (a type of plastic) with improved modulus, yield strength, impact strength, and tear strength. These polymers can...

Inline Plastics Corp.. v. Easypak, LLC  
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1305

Justia Opinion Summary: Inline’s patented products are plastic food containers with tamper-evident and tamper-resistant features. The containers have a hinged plastic bridge between the top and bottom portions of the container, the bridge havin...

PROGRESSIVE CASUALTY v. LIBERTY MUTUAL
Date: August 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1466
Hyatt v. Lee  
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1596

Justia Opinion Summary: Hyatt is the named inventor on at least 75 issued patents and nearly 400 pending applications, all filed before June 8, 1995. Each pending application incorporates by reference, and claims the benefit of priority from, a...

LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL V. IMPRESSION PRODUCTS
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1617
ABT Sys., LLC v. Emerson Elec. Co.  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1618

Justia Opinion Summary: The 017 patent relates to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and explains that prior art thermostats for forced-air HVAC systems typically have two modes of operation for the system fan. The first...

Jack Wolfskin Ausrustung fur Draussen GmbH & Co., KGAA, v. New Millenium Sports, S.L.U.  
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1789

Justia Opinion Summary: Wolfskin applied to the Patent and Trademark Office to register a design mark consisting of an angled paw print for use with its clothing, footwear, and accessory products. New Millennium opposed the registration on the...

BARNES v. MSPB
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3018
Personalized User Model, LLP v. Google, Inc.  
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: Konig’s SRI Employment Agreement, stated: I agree ….To promptly disclose… all discoveries, improvements, and inventions, including software … during … my employment, and … to effect transfer of ownership … to SRI . . . ....

JVC Kenwood Corp. v. Nero, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1011

Justia Opinion Summary: JVC sued Nero for contributory and induced infringement of JVC patents directed to uses of DVD and Blu-ray optical discs, based on Nero’s sale of software to end users of DVD and Blu-ray discs, who allegedly directly inf...

In re: Louisiana Fish Fry Prods., Ltd.  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1619

Justia Opinion Summary: Louisiana Fish Fry filed a use-based application with the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for the mark LOUISIANA FISH FRY PRODUCTS BRING THE TASTE OF LOUISIANA HOME!, and a design, identifying the following goods for t...

VERES v. MCDONALD
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7125
IN RE: ROTATABLE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1213
Vassallo v. Dept. of Defense  
Date: August 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Defense Contract Management Agency within the Department of Defense (DOD) employed Vassallo as a computer engineer in 2012. That summer, it announced a vacancy for the position of Lead Interdisciplinary Engineer, sta...

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. LIMELIGHT NETWORKS, INC.
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 09-1372
Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.  
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 09-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Akamai alleged that Limelight infringed several patents, including the 703 patent, which claims methods for delivering content over the Internet. At trial, the parties agreed that Limelight’s customers—not Limel...

Keranos, LLC v. Silicon Storage Tech., Inc.  
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1360

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Keranos sued 49 parties for infringing three patents by using a specific type of flash memory technology developed by SST, called “SuperFlash,” that implements a split-gate flash memory design. Keranos, which wa...

SANDERS v. DHS
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3080
Albemarle Corp. v. United States  
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5015

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, a Belgian subsidiary of Albemarle issued 20-year debentures to Albemarle. Interest payments were made on the debentures from 1997-2001. The Belgian subsidiary did not pay Belgian withholding taxes on the interes...

HELM v. MCDONALD
Date: August 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7064
Power Integrations, Inc. v. Lee  
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: Power Integrations’ 876 patent is entitled “Frequency Jittering Control for Varying the Switching Frequency of a Power Supply.” It is directed to a technique for reducing electromagnetic interference by jittering the swi...

CELGARD, LLC v. LG CHEM, LTD.
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1675
GUMBS v. HHS
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3194
HULSEY v. MCDONALD
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7112
CHALUMEAU POWER SYSTEMS LLC v. ALCATEL-LUCENT ENTERPRISE USA
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1191
Bay Cnty., Fla. v. United States  
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5149

Justia Opinion Summary: Bay County Utilities provides water and sewer services. The County Commissioners establish rates. In 1966, the U.S. Air Force contracted with the County for water services at Tyndall Air Force Base. The parties entered...

McKinney v. McDonald  
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7093

Justia Opinion Summary: During the Vietnam War, herbicides were applied near the Korean DMZ in 1968-1969. The 2003 Veterans Benefits Act authorized benefits for children with spina bifida born to certain veterans, 38 U.S.C. 1821. In 2004, the V...

SCHOTT GEMTRON CORPORATION v. SSW HOLDING COMPANY, INC.
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1073
WILSON v. ARMY
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3077
PHILIPPEAUX v. MCDONALD
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7066
Suprema, Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n  
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1170

Justia Opinion Summary: Cross Match claimed that defendants violated 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(1)(B)(i) by importing articles that infringe or are used to infringe its patents. The International Trade Commission entered a limited exclusion order barrin...

PERSONAL WEB TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. EMC CORPORATION
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1602
ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC. v. BRIDGEPORT FITTINGS, INC.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1633
AVAYA INC. v. NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1782
CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC. v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1822
AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC. v. PAR PHARMACEUTICAL INC.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1838
PEDELEOSE v. DEFENSE
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3090
INGRAM v. ARMY
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3110
MATHIS v. MCDONALD
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7054
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. v. Covidien, Inc.  
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1370

Justia Opinion Summary: Ethicon’s patents are directed to surgical instruments that use ultrasonic energy created by blades vibrating at high frequencies to cut tissue and blood vessels and use heat generated from friction to coagulate and seal...

IN RE: KARPF
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1773
IRWIN v. US
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5079
RETIREMENT CAPITAL ACCESS v. U.S. BANCORP
Date: August 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1039
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY v. MARVELL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, LTD
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1492
STAUB DESIGN, LLC v. CARNIVALE
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1306
MILLER v. MSPB
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3054
MALIN v. DOJ
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: 15-8001
HARDISON v. OPM
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3082
Allergan, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1275

Justia Opinion Summary: Glaucoma is an eye disease associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Treatments that effectively reduce IOP can slow the progression of the disease. In 2001, the FDA approved Lumigan 0.03%®, a topical solutio...

Carnegie Mellon Univ. v. Marvell Tech. Grp.,Ltd.  
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1492

Justia Opinion Summary: Carnegie Mellon University sued Marvell for infringing two patents related to hard-disk drives. A jury found for CMU on infringement and validity, and awarded roughly $1.17 billion as a reasonable royalty for the infring...

JACOBI CARBONS AB v. US
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1752
PARKERVISION, INC. v. QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1612
PRAGMATUS TELECOM LLC v. NEWEGG INC.
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1777
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA v. BLUE RIDGE X-RAY COMPANY
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1102
HIGH POINT DESIGN LLC v. BUYER'S DIRECT, INC.
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1464
SMARTFLASH LLC v. APPLE INC.
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1701
BASR P'ship v. United States  
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5037

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, the Pettinati family was about to realize a large capital gain from the sale of their printing business. Attorney Mayer contacted them and proposed “a tax advantaged investment opportunity.” After the proposed t...

GROUND IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUES v. US
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5110
PETZILA, INC. v. ANSER INNOVATION LLC
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1104
Circuit Check, Inc. v. QXQ Inc.  
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1155

Justia Opinion Summary: Manufacturers of circuit boards used in electronic devices, use circuit board testers before the boards are integrated into finished products. Many testers require an interface plate, which is a plastic grid with holes t...

HOBSON v. MCDONALD
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7052
In re: Posco  
Date: July 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-112

Justia Opinion Summary: Nippon Steel filed suit, charging POSCO with patent infringement and unfair competition. The court entered a protective order prohibiting cross-use of confidential materials which “shall be used by the receiving Party so...

ADDICTION AND DETOXIFICATION v. CARPENTER
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1797
Carter v. McDonald  
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7122

Justia Opinion Summary: Carter served in the Army, 1965-1967. In 1989, he sought disability benefits for an injury to his back. The VA denied his claim. He sought to reopen in 2005, filing new evidence that he had aggravated the injury during h...

Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.  
Date: July 21, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1499

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA), 124 Stat. 119, an abbreviated biologics license application (aBLA) requires proof that a product is “biosimilar” to an approved reference product, plus in...

Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enters., LLC  
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1853

Justia Opinion Summary: Juice Generation, which operates New York City juice bars, applied to the Patent and Trademark Office to register a mark consisting of “PEACE LOVE AND JUICE,” 15 U.S.C. 1051(b), and a design for use with its juice bar s...

TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIV. v. ILLUMINA, INC.
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1547
Airbus S.A.S. v. Firepass Corp.  
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1808

Justia Opinion Summary: Firepass owns the 752 patent, directed to using hypoxic compositions for preventing and extinguishing fires and sued Airbus for infringement. Airbus requested inter partes reexamination of the patent, proposing that cer...

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY v. ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1125
L.C. ELDRIDGE SALES CO., LTD. v. JURONG SHIPYARD PTE., LTD.
Date: July 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1143
BIOSIG INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. NAUTILUS, INC.
Date: July 16, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1289
GENSPERA, INC. v. MHAKA
Date: July 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1059
MOVE, INC. v. REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE LTD.
Date: July 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1657
COOPER v. MCDONALD
Date: July 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7106
ORENSHTEYN v. CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: July 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1056
ARGENTUM MEDICAL, LLC v. NOBLE BIOMATERIALS
Date: July 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1057
TRUST TITLE COMPANY v. US
Date: July 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5004
BOBEL v. ITC
Date: July 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1701
GRAVES v. DVA
Date: July 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3159
SMALL v. IMPLANT DIRECT MFG. LLC
Date: July 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1163
HOLLAND v. MSPB
Date: July 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3034
AJAMIAN v. US
Date: July 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5063
Versata Dev. Grp. v. Lee  
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: Versata successfully sued SAP for infringement. The Federal Circuit affirmed a damages award, but vacated an injunction, and remanded. Meanwhile, SAP petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to institute covered b...

ALCOHOL MONITORING SYSTEMS v. BI INCORPORATED
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1266
SOUTHERN SNOW MANUFACTURING v. SNOWIZARD HOLDINGS, INC.
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1389
Swiff-Train Co. v. United States  
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1814

Justia Opinion Summary: After receiving antidumping and countervailing duty petitions from an association of U.S. manufacturers of multilayered wood flooring, the International Trade Commission initiated investigations of imports of multilayere...

Ryan v. Dep't of Homeland Sec.  
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3181

Justia Opinion Summary: Ryan was employed by FEMA (Department of Homeland Security). Her position required top secret security clearance. The agency suspended Ryan’s access to classified information after learning she had been indicted on feder...

CLAY v. MCDONALD
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7118
MACRO-Z TECHNOLOGY v. NAVY
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1025
JONES v. MSPB
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3043
NICHOLS v. MSPB
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3064
DAVIS v. MSPB
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3087
MACHULAS v. US
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5042
JEREMIAH v. MCDONALD
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7019
SFA Sys., LLC v. Newegg, Inc.  
Date: July 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1712

Justia Opinion Summary: SFA’s patents relate to a computer sales system that includes multiple subsystems or components; each component corresponds to a different phase of the sales process. The patents disclose “an event manager” that detects...

IN RE GLYCOBIOSCIENCES, INC.
Date: July 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1793
SCOTTO v. MCDONALD
Date: July 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7135
JONES v. HHS
Date: July 10, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3038
Versata Dev. Grp., Inc. v. SAP Am., Inc.  
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1194

Justia Opinion Summary: Versata sued SAP for infringing its 350 patent, entitled “method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups.” A jury awarded damages. Meanwhile, SAP petitioned the Patent Trial a...

RESH v. HETZNER
Date: July 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1158
IN RE CUOZZO SPEED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Date: July 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1301
Appleberry v. Dep't of Homeland Sec.  
Date: July 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3123

Justia Opinion Summary: Appleberry worked for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, under a collective bargaining agreement. Deeming her performance unsatisfactory, the agency placed her on a “performance improvement plan” and then fou...

LAWSON v. MCDONALD
Date: July 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7059
FRANCISCO v. OPM
Date: July 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3035
EL MALIK v. MCDONALD
Date: July 7, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7060
Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Captal One Bank  
Date: July 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1506

Justia Opinion Summary: Intellectual Ventures owns the 137 patent, entitled “Administration of Financial Accounts,” claims methods of budgeting, particularly methods of tracking and storing information relating to a user’s purchases and expense...

Celgard, LLC v. SK Innovation Co., Ltd.  
Date: July 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1807

Justia Opinion Summary: Celgard is a developer and manufacturer of battery membranes, used to separate chemical cell components in lithium-ion batteries, preventing contact between the positive and negative electrodes. The patents concerns a se...

WesternGeco L.L.C. v. Ion Geophysical Corp.  
Date: July 2, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: WesternGeco’s patents relate to technologies used to search for oil and gas beneath the ocean floor. Ships tow long streamers equipped with sensors. An airgun bounces sound waves off of the ocean floor. The sensors pick...

Daiichi Sankyo Co. v. Lee  
Date: July 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1280

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Act restores a patent’s term for delay during prosecution: “A Delay,” arises when the PTO fails to meet statutory deadlines; “B Delay,” arises when, through the fault of the PTO, the agency fails to issue a p...

The Medicines Co v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: July 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: TMC owns patents relating to the drug bivalirudin, a synthetic peptide anti-coagulant. TMC sells the drug for injection under the Angiomax® brand and, from 1997 to 2006, purchased pharmaceutical batches from BV Laborator...

BUCKHORN INC. v. ORBIS CORPORATION
Date: July 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1711
Herbert v. McDonald  
Date: July 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7111

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Herbert, a Navy veteran, sought disability benefits for PTSD, which he alleged was connected to a typhoon that his ship encountered travelling to Japan in 1956. Ship logs and letters confirm that the USS Mount M...

INRE: WEBB
Date: July 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1652
SpeedTrack, Inc. v. Office Depot, Inc.  
Date: June 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1475

Justia Opinion Summary: SpeedTrack’s patent, entitled “Method for Accessing Computer Files and Data, Using Linked Categories Assigned to Each Data File Record on Entry of the Data File Record,” describes methods for searching and accessing file...

Int'l Custom Prods., Inc v. United States  
Date: June 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1644

Justia Opinion Summary: ICP imports products sold to food manufacturers, including “white sauce.” In 1998, Customs issued a Ruling Letter, classifying “white sauce” under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS) 2103.90.9060 as “sauces an...

CAMBRIAN SCIENCE CORPORATION v. COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Date: June 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1686
BORUSAN MANNESMANN BORU SANAYI v. US
Date: June 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1744
JBF RAK LLC v. US
Date: June 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1744
Carbon Activated Corp. v. United States  
Date: June 26, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1112

Justia Opinion Summary: Carbon imported three entries from China in June-July, 2007, which were subject to an antidumping duty order from the Department of Commerce covering activated carbon from China. Carbon deposited estimated antidumping du...

Gaymar Indus., Inc. v. Cincinnati Sub-Zero Prods., Inc.  
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1174

Justia Opinion Summary: Gaymar ‘s patent is directed to a patient temperature control system, including a blanket that can conductively warm or cool the patient. In 2008, Gaymar sued CSZ, asserting that CSZ’s Blanketrol device infringed claims...

Mohsenzadeh v. Lee  
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1499

Justia Opinion Summary: Under 35 U.S.C. 154, the PTO must extend a patent term if issue of an original patent is delayed due to the failure of the Patent and Trademark Office to provide notifications under section 132 or a notice of allowance n...

BORUSAN MANNESMANN BORU SANAYI v. US
Date: June 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1744
JBF RAK LLC v. United States  
Date: June 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1774

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order covering polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Film from United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2008. JBF manufactures and exports PET Film from UAE, and, pursuant to 19 U.S...

Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics, NA  
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1014

Justia Opinion Summary: Fluorescent lamp fixtures typically regulate electric current by an electronic ballast, which maintains current levels high enough to start the lamp but prevents current from reaching destructive levels. When a lamp is r...

Internet Patents Corp. v. Active Network, Inc.  
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1048

Justia Opinion Summary: The 505 Patent claims “the use of a conventional web browser Back and Forward navigational functionalities without data loss in an online application consisting of dynamically generated web pages,” “retaining information...

LEE v. MIKE'S NOVELTIES, INC.
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1453
G.D. Searle LLC v. Lupin Pharma., Inc.  
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1476

Justia Opinion Summary: On the day the RE 048 patent issued, Pfizer filed suit against five generic drug manufacturers, alleging infringement. The district court granted the defendants summary judgment in part in part, finding that the RE 048 p...

IN RE TAM [ORDER SETTING ORAL ARGUMENT
Date: June 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1203
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. IMPRESSION PRODUCTS, INC.
Date: June 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1617
GATOR TAIL, LLC v. MUD BUDDY LLC
Date: June 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1747
TomTom, Inc. v. Adolph  
Date: June 19, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1699

Justia Opinion Summary: The 836 patent describes “[a] method and device for generating, merging and updating data” that can then be used to provide a mobile unit with current, and continuously updated, accurate road network, route, and traffic...

BRYAN v. MCDONALD
Date: June 19, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7010
Teva Pharma. USA v. Sandoz, Inc.  
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1567

Justia Opinion Summary: Generic manufacturers submitted Abbreviated New Drug Applications seeking FDA approval to market generic versions of Copaxone®, to treat multiple sclerosis. Teva, which markets Copaxone®, sued for infringement under 35 U...

EPLUS, INC. v. LAWSON SOFTWARE, INC.
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1506
HYPOXICO INC. v. COLORADO ALTITUDE TRAINING
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1544
Delisle v. McDonald  
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7084

Justia Opinion Summary: Delisle served on active duty in the U.S. Army, 1952-1954, and injured his left knee in a ski accident. After that injury, Delisle also began to experience chronic pain in his other knee. In 1978, the Department of Veter...

Scott v. McDonald  
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7095

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott served on active duty in 1972. In 1999, Scott tested positive for hepatitis C. He applied for disability benefits in 2005, alleging that he contracted hepatitis C in service from air-gun inoculations. The VA denied...

United States v. Am. Home Assurance Co.  
Date: June 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1292

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a 1996 investigation, the Department of Commerce declared that freshwater crawfish tail meat imported from China was subject to antidumping duties. In 2001, JCOF imported that product from Yangzhou, which quali...

CEPHALON, INC. v. ABRAXIS BIOSCIENCE, LLC
Date: June 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1411
Smith v. McDonald  
Date: June 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7054

Justia Opinion Summary: In the “NOVA” decision, the Federal Circuit approved a plan requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to identify and rectify harms caused by wrongful application of former 38 C.F.R. 3.103. The Plan required tha...

RICHARD WILLIAMSON v. CITRIX ONLINE, LLC
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1130
Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC  
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1130

Justia Opinion Summary: Williamson's patent describes methods and systems for “distributed learning” that utilize standard computer hardware and software linked by a network to provide a virtual classroom. The system includes a presenter comput...

Microsoft Corp. v.Proxyconn, Inc.  
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1542

Justia Opinion Summary: The 717 patent relates to a system for increasing the speed of data access in a packet-switched network, making use of “digital digests” that act as short digital fingerprints for the content of their corresponding docum...

ALEXSAM, INC. v. THE GAP, INC.
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1564
JRS MANAGEMENT v. DOJ
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1834
GTNX, Inc.. v. INTTRA, Inc.  
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1349

Justia Opinion Summary: INTTRA owns patents relating to online methods for coordinating containerized shipping. GT sought a declaratory judgment that INTTRA’s shipping methods patents were invalid. While the case was pending, GT petitioned the...

SYNTEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1569
BENECKE-KALIKO AG v. THE HAARTZ CORPORATION
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1110
STILLWELL v. HHS
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5005
Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.v. Sequenom, Inc.  
Date: June 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1139

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, Drs. Lo and Wainscoat discovered cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) in maternal plasma and serum, the portion of maternal blood samples that other researchers had previously discarded as medical waste. cffDNA is non-c...

OIP Techs., Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.  
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1696

Justia Opinion Summary: OIP Technologies sued Amazon.com alleging infringement of its 713 patent, which claims computer-implemented methods for “pricing a product for sale.” The patent explains that traditionally merchandisers manually determin...

SEALANT SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL v. TEK GLOBAL, S.R.L.
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1405
Bernard v. Dep't of Agric.  
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Forest Service removed Bernard, a firefighter, from his position as supervisor. Bernard appealed. The agency and Bernard settled: the agency reinstated him in a non-supervisory role and provided back pay, promising t...

KC RESOURCES, INC. v. US
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5142
CRUTCHFIELD v. HHS
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5010
BEJARANO v. MCDONALD
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7034
Kaneka Corp. v. Xiamen Kingdomway Grp. Co.  
Date: June 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: Kaneka owns the 340 Patent, which describes processes for producing oxidized and reduced coenzyme Q10. The claims at issue describe processes for producing oxidized coenzyme Q10. Coenzyme Q10 exists in animal cells. Cell...

ACME SCALE COMPANY, INC. v. LTS SCALE COMPANY, LLC
Date: June 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1721
Colonial Press Int'l, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 10, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Government Printing Office (GPO) received nine bids for a printing order. Colonial was the lowest bidder ($2,418,443.54); Fry was the second lowest ($2,502,545.05). Colonial was a small business. Under its Printing P...

PROLITEC, INC. v. SCENTAIR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1017
NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION v. DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1257
THOMAS v. MCDONALD
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7039
BELL v. MSPB
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3117
PUACA v. DVA
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3173
SEK SOLUTIONS, LLC v. US
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5139
NESTE OIL OYJ v. REG SYNTHETIC FUELS, LLC
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1075
IN RE GEE
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1145
MANSFIELD v. DOJ
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3007
OUATTARA HEMA v. US
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5053
HALL v. MCDONALD
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7036
WILLIAMS v. MCDONALD
Date: June 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7048
Alps South, LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co.  
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1452

Justia Opinion Summary: The 109 patent, entitled “Gelatinous Elastomer Compositions and Articles,” is directed to composite articles of a thermoplastic gel and a substrate, such as foam or fabric, used as a protective liner between an amputated...

IN RE CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1573
BUTLER v. BALKAMP INC.
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1852
REXNORD INDUSTRIES, LLC v. HABASIT BELTING INCORPORATED
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1858
LUCAS v. OPM
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3158
LOKEN-FLACK, LLC v. NOVOZYMES BIOAG, INC.
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1026
BERNINA INTERNATIONAL AG v. HANDI QUILTER, INC.
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1229
BROWN v. US
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5013
GUAJARDO v. MCDONALD
Date: June 5, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7053
M.Z. Berger & Co., Inc. v. Swtch AG  
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1219

Justia Opinion Summary: Berger manufactures, imports, and sells watches, clocks, and personal care products. It filed an intent-to-use application at the Patent and Trademark Office, to register the mark “iWatch” for 30 different goods in the g...

GLOBAL TRAFFIC TECHNOLOGIES v. MORGAN
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1537
COT'N WASH INC. v. SUN PRODUCTS CORPORATION
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1805
THE R.R. GREGORY CORPORATION v. ARMY
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1813
PASSIATORE v. MSPB
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3015
OLSON v. MSPB
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3023
HENDERSON v. MSPB
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3055
VAUGHAN v. USPS
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3056
DELAROSA v. OPM
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3074
AMERICAN GOV'T PROPS. v. US
Date: June 4, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5017
Shire Dev., LLC v. Watson Pharma., Inc.  
Date: June 3, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1409

Justia Opinion Summary: Shire markets oral pharmaceuticals under the brand name LIALDA®. Its patent, entitled “Mesalazine Controlled Release Oral Pharmaceutical Composition,” concerns controlled-release compositions for treating inflammatory bo...

BELING v. ENNIS, INC.
Date: June 3, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1157
WILSON v. USPS
Date: June 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3206
JACKSON v. MCDONALD
Date: June 2, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7088
Lost Tree Vill. Corp. v. United States  
Date: June 1, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5093

Justia Opinion Summary: Lost Tree entered into an option to purchase 2,750 acres on the mid-Atlantic coast of Florida, including a barrier island, a peninsula bordering the Indian River, and islands in the Indian River. From 1969 to 1974, Lost...

SMITH v. US
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5090
ALLVOICE DEVELOPMENTS US, LLC v. MICROSOFT CORP.
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1258
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS v. WATSON LABORATORIES, INC.
Date: May 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1799
INRE: HOLNESS
Date: May 21, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1824
IN RE HOLNESS
Date: May 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1824
Paluck v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: May 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5080

Justia Opinion Summary: K.P. , born in 2004, exhibited no apparent signs of disability for several months, but was then referred to an infant development service. Extensive testing revealed that K.P. suffered significant delays in motor skills....

Schaeffler Group USA, Inc. v. United States  
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1269

Justia Opinion Summary: The International Trade Commission determines whether the dumping of certain imports has materially injured or threatened material injury to the domestic industry by sending questionnaires to foreign producers and export...

Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Inc.  
Date: May 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1335

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found that Samsung smartphones infringed and diluted Apple’s patents and trade dresses amd awarded Apple $290,456,793. The Federal Circuit affirmed the verdict on the design patent infringements, the validity of t...

COLBERT v. US
Date: May 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5029
JACKSON v. US
Date: May 18, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5121
RODRIGUEZ v. MCDONALD
Date: May 18, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7037
FEDERAL HOME LOAN v. GRAFF/ROSS HOLDINGS
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1067
MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES v. BODUM, INC.
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1472
Princeton Vanguard, LLC v. Frito-Lay of N. Am., Inc.  
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1517

Justia Opinion Summary: PV applied to register PRETZEL CRISPS in standard character format for “pretzels” on an intent-to-use basis under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051. The trademark examiner refused registration on the Principal Register, fin...

ACTION STAR ENTERPRISE CO. v. KAIJET TECHNOLOGY INTL.
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1552
LUGUS IP LLC v. VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1743
MEYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES v. BODUM, INC.
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1792
MCCURRY v. DOJ
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3214
Mercier v. United States  
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5074

Justia Opinion Summary: Nurses employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs claimed entitlement to overtime pay under 38 U.S.C. 7453(e)(1), which requires the agency to compensate “officially ordered or approved” overtime work. The Claims Cou...

BELL v. MCDONALD
Date: May 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7129
NELSON v. OPM
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3191
NELSON v. MSPB
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3192
Salem Fin., Inc. v. United States  
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5027

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, BB&T, a North Carolina financial holding company, entered into a transaction with Barclays, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom. The Structured Trust Advantaged Repackaged Securities transaction (STARS)...

PELCHER-HERRING v. MSPB
Date: May 14, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3060
Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc..  
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 09-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: The 703 patent concerns a method of delivering internet content. A jury found that Limelight practices every step of the methods disclosed in the patent’s four claims except the “tagging” step, which is performed by Lime...

ARCHULETA V. HOPPER [ORDER - DENIAL REHEARING EN BANC]
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3177
ARCHULETA V. HOPPER
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3177
Classen Immunotherapies, Inc. v. Elan Pharma., Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1671

Justia Opinion Summary: Elan marketed metaxalone, a muscle relaxant, under the brand-name Skelaxin. Years after Skelaxin’s approval, Elan learned that another company conducted in vivo bioequivalence fasting studies and in vitro dissolution tes...

LEWIS v. MSPB
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3108
YAMAGATA v. US
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5065
MCNAUGHTON v. US
Date: May 13, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5024
Arcelormittal France v. AK Steel Corp.  
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1189

Justia Opinion Summary: ArcelorMittal alleged infringement of the 805 patent, directed toward a steel sheet with “a very high mechanical resistance” after thermal treatment. The court construed the phrase “very high mechanical resistance” as li...

IN RE GROSS
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1429
IN RE GROSS
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1474
WRIGHT MANUFACTURING, INC. v. THE TORO COMPANY
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1534
EARVANA, LLC v. ERNIE BALL, INC.
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1749
IN RE MEDIA QUEUE, LLC
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1794
Res. Inv., Inc. v. United States  
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5069

Justia Opinion Summary: RI purchased 320 acres in Washington State for use as a landfill and, in 1989, applied for state permits. Because the proposed landfill involved filling wetland areas, it sought a Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344) permit...

SWEARINGEN v. MCDONALD
Date: May 12, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7018
LELO Inc. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n  
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1582

Justia Opinion Summary: Standard markets kinesiotherapy devices, including models that practice claims of its 605 Patent. In 2009, Standard formed a subsidiary to distribute products in the U.S. Neither Standard nor Standard U.S. manufactures i...

TADAYON v. SAUCON TECHNOLOGIES
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1804
SNEED v. US
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5131
JS PRODUCTS, INC. v. KABO TOOL COMPANY
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1046
GRIFFIN v. HHS
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5011
WINSETT v. MCDONALD
Date: May 11, 2015
Docket Number: 15-7045
Yurok Tribe v. Dep't of the Interior  
Date: May 8, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA), 25 U.S.C. 450, authorizes self-determination (Title I) contracts. The Bureau of Indian Affairs reviews proposals for the Secretary of the Interior. A p...

PRESTIDGE v. US
Date: May 8, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5030