2016 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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NORTHPEAK WIRELESS, LLC v. 3COM CORPORATION
Date: December 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1477
Gallegos v. Merit System Protection Board  
Date: December 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2120

Justia Opinion Summary: Gallegos worked for the FDA, 1980-2000. He was removed for refusal to accept a reassignment that required relocation. Gallegos appealed to the Merit System Protection Board. In 2001, the parties entered into a settlem...

RUDOLPH TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. CAMTEK, LTD.
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1418
D'agostino v. Mastercard International. Inc.  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1592

Justia Opinion Summary: D’Agostino’s patents disclose methods of effecting secure credit-card purchases by minimizing merchant access to credit card numbers and using a transaction code to complete a purchase instead. At the request of MasterC...

CTP INNOVATIONS, LLC v. EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1665
WILDCAT LICENSING WI, LLC v. ADIENT PLC
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1422
LEAR CORPORATION v. NHK SEATING OF AMERICA, INC.
Date: December 20, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1716
Papierfabrik August Koehler SE v. United States  
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1489

Justia Opinion Summary: At Appvion’s request, the Department of Commerce initiated a third administrative review of its antidumping duty order covering lightweight thermal paper from Germany. Koehler responded to Commerce’s antidumping questio...

HOWARD v. AIR FORCE
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3233
MORA v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5139
U.S. Water Services, Inc. v. Novozymes A/S  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1950

Justia Opinion Summary: U.S. Water’s patents disclose methods for reducing or preventing fouling (the deposit of insoluble by products on equipment) by the addition of the enzyme phytase during the process of producing ethanol from milled grain...

International Custom Products, Inc. v. United States  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1024

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a request from ICP, Customs issued a Ruling Letter, classifying ICP’s white sauce as “sauces and preparations therefor” under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 2103.90.9060. Years lat...

Sandoval-Lua v. United States  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1313

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, the IRS audited the Sandovals’ 2003-2005 tax returns. The Sandovals signed forms waiving their right to a notice of deficiency for the years 2003 and 2004, and consenting to extend the limitations period for th...

Kyocera Solar, Inc. v. United States International Trade Commission  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1348

Justia Opinion Summary: Kyocera manufactures solar panels in Mexico and imports them to the U.S. The panels incorporate crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells from Taiwan, which are strung together, sealed, and framed to make solar modu...

United Construction Products, Inc. v. Tile Tech, Inc.  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1392

Justia Opinion Summary: United sued Tile Tech (TT), claiming infringement of its patent, entitled “Support Pedestal Having an Anchoring Washer for Securing Elevated Surface Tiles.” United served its first discovery requests. TT missed the dea...

PLANTE v. MCDONALD
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2596
MOCNY v. OPM
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2534
Medgraph, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Medgraph’s patents are directed to a method for improving and facilitating diagnosis and treatment of patients: data relating to “medically important variable[s],” such as blood sugar levels, measured from a patient’s bo...

IN RE: CELGARD, LLC
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1218
IN RE: STARR
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1285
SOLARIA CORPORATION v. US
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1323
TELOS CORPORATION v. US
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1655
EMERALD CITIES COLLABORATIVE v. ROESE
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1703
HARVIN v. MSPB
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2016
CHULLIN v. MCDONALD
Date: December 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2053
Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1329

Justia Opinion Summary: Power Integrations and Fairchild are direct competitors in the power supply controller chip market. They have engaged in a long-running and multi-fronted patent dispute. Power’s patents claim circuits that “jitter”— or...

MELCHIOR v. HILITE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1932
In re: JobDiva, Inc.  
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1960

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, the Patent and Trademark Office issued JobDiva’s 917 registration for the service mark JOBDIVA for “personnel placement and recruitment” services. In 2005, it issued JobDiva’s 235 registration for a service mar...

SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC v. ACTAVIS INC.
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1619
LAUGHLIN v. US
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1627
CANUTO v. US
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2299
UPSHAW v. US
Date: December 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2443
A&J MANUFACTURING, LLC v. ITC
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1494
IN RE: NUVASIVE, INC.
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1670
VIRNETX INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1934
VIRNETX INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1211
MCKAY v. MCDONALD
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1351
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1360
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. COMPASS BANK
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1416
PALMETTO PHARMACEUTICALS LLC v. ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1455
VIRNETX INC. v. APPLE, INC.
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1480
UUSI, LLC v. WEBASTO ROOF SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1517
TREVINO v. MCDONALD
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1601
A.K. v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1609
VOXATHON LLC v. FCA US LLC
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1614
IN RE: CALIBURGER CAYMAN
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1617
PERALTA v. CALIFORNIA FRANCHISE TAX BOARD
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1820
MIDYETT v. DVA
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2225
ISAIAH v. MSPB
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2357
JONES v. MSPB
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2381
HERBST v. US
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2495
CSP TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. CLARIANT CORPORATION
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2062
MACROPOINT, LLC v. FOURKITES, INC.
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1286
SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. GLOBAL TEL LINK CORPORATION
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1372
CRAWFORD v. MCDONALD
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1681
SUTTON v. DVA
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2205
AHURUONYE v. INTERIOR
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2493
In re: Nuvasive, Inc.  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1670

Justia Opinion Summary: NuVasive’s patent generally relates to “[a] system and method for spinal fusion comprising a spinal fusion implant of non-bone construction releasably coupled to an insertion instrument dimensioned to introduce the spina...

PERSONALIZED MEDIA v. AMAZON.COM INC.
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2008
Wilson v. Department of the Navy  
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3225

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilson was a civilian Resource Analyst at the Nuclear Propulsion Directorate at the Naval Sea Systems Command, which required a Department of Energy security clearance. The DOE revoked Wilson’s security clearance, statin...

IMPULSE TECHNOLOGY LTD. v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1015
CARPENTER v. NAVY
Date: December 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2180
Asetek Danmark A/S v. CMI USA Inc.  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1026

Justia Opinion Summary: Asetek’s patents cover systems and methods for cooling the “central processing unit (CPU) or other processing unit of a computer system” using cooling liquid. According to the patents, liquid-cooling systems in prior ar...

Abbas v. United States  
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1342

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Abbas sued the federal government, alleging taking of his property rights in certain pre-World War II German bonds that were underwritten and payable in the U.S. After the war, Germany was reluctant to pay off t...

LUNDBERG v. MSPB
Date: December 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2536
DAKO DENMARK A/S v. LEICA BIOSYSTEMS MELBOURNE
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1997
Miller v. Department of Justice  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3149

Justia Opinion Summary: Miller worked as the Superintendent of Industries at the Beaumont, Texas Federal Correctional Complex, overseeing a prison factory that produced ballistic helmets primarily for military use. Miller occasionally served as...

Frankel v. United States  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5146

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the FTC announced the “Robocall Challenge,” under 15 U.S.C. 3719(b). The public was invited to create “innovative solutions to block illegal robocalls.” for a $50,000 prize. Contestants granted the FTC non-excl...

MICROSOFT CORPORATION v. ENFISH, LLC
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1734
Apple, Inc. v. Ameranth, Inc.  
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1703

Justia Opinion Summary: Ameranth’s patents disclose computer systems with hardware and software and describe a preferred embodiment of the invention for use in the restaurant industry. The specifications note that “ordering prepared foods has h...

MICROGRAFX, LLC v. GOOGLE INC.
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2090
MICROGRAFX, LLC v. GOOGLE INC.
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2091
Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc.  
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1812

Justia Opinion Summary: The 752 patent, entitled “Method and System for Managing Location Information for Wireless Communications Devices,” describes a system of “privacy preferences” that determine whether “client applications” are allowed to...

UNWIRED PLANET LLC v. GOOGLE, INC.
Date: November 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1966
Tyco Fire Products, L.P. v. United States  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1968

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004-2006 Tyco imported 42 models of liquid-filled glass bulbs, commonly used as a temperature-dependent trigger component of fire sprinkler heads. When the sprinkler head is exposed to fire, the bulb is heated and t...

Federal Education Association v. Department of Defense  
Date: November 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3173

Justia Opinion Summary: Graviss has worked in education since 1978. In 2008, she became a pre-school special needs teacher at Kingsolver Elementary, part of Fort Knox Schools. Kingsolver’s principal, McClain, issued Graviss a reprimand based...

CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES, LP v. ORACLE CORPORATION
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1242
CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES, LP v. ORACLE CORPORATION
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1242
Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp.  
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1580

Justia Opinion Summary: The Alfred E. Mann Foundation owns two patents that cover implantable cochlear stimulators and formed Advanced Bionics to manufacture implants. The patents are directed to an ear implant with telemetry functionality for...

B.E. TECHNOLOGY, L.L.C. v. GOOGLE, INC.
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1827
ROXANE LABORATORIES, INC. v. CAMBER PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1028
In re: Rearden, LLC  
Date: November 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-125

Justia Opinion Summary: MOVA technology can capture an actor’s facial performance for use in motion picture special effects and video games; it is secured by trademarks, copyrights, and patents, and is reflected in hardware, source code, and ph...

TRANXITION, INC. v. LENOVO (UNITED STATES) INC.
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1907
Rocky Mountain Helium, LLC v. United States  
Date: November 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1278

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, Rocky Mountain and the Bureau of Land Management entered into the Helium Contract, giving Rocky Mountain the right, for up to 25 years, to extract helium gas from roughly 21,000 acres of federal lands in Colorad...

INTERMEC, INC. v. ALIEN TECHNOLOGY, LLC
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1808
Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google, Inc.  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1810

Justia Opinion Summary: Unwired’s patent, entitled “Subscriber Delivered Location-Based Services,” describes a system and method for providing wireless network subscribers (e.g., cell phone users) with prioritized search results based on the lo...

Perfect Surgical Techniques, Inc. v. Olympus America, Inc.  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2043

Justia Opinion Summary: On inter partes review, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board construed the term “perforated” and invalidated several claims of PST’s patent, finding that those claims were anticipated or would have been obvious over Japanes...

BOSE CORPORATION v. SDI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1322
Christian Faith Fellowship Church v. Adidas AG  
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, the Church, within five miles of the Illinois–Wisconsin border, began selling caps and shirts, emblazoned with the phrase “ADD A ZERO” as part of a fundraising campaign. The Church obtained two federal trademark...

CDX DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. U.S. ENDOSCOPY GROUP, INC.
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1381
EVANS v. OOC
Date: November 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1444
Diversified Group, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1014

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999-2001, Diversified sold tax avoidance strategies to 192 clients: Option Partnership Strategy and the Financial Derivatives Investment Strategy. Each involved transactions, exercised by an individual client, to yi...

OPLINGER v. DHS
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1076
IN RE: VIRUN, INC
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1280
IN RE: SHORE
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1461
AMERICAN NEEDLE, INC. v. ZAZZLE INC.
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1550
JONES v. ARMED FORCES RETIREMENT HOME
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2265
In re: NuVasive, Inc..  
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1672

Justia Opinion Summary: NuVasive’s patent describes and claims implants for spinal fusion surgery. On inter partes review, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board cancelled all but one challenged claim under 35 U.S.C. 103, finding in one prior-art re...

SHULER v. MCDONALD
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1338
SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN OILFIELD v. CHURCHILL DRILLING TOOLS US
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1494
YUFA v. TSI, INCORPORATED
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1784
KALOS v. US
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2224
GULLET-EL v. US
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2319
TAYLOR v. US
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2432
ARROYO-JUSINO v. MCDONALD
Date: November 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2436
REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC v. Neste Oil Oyj  
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1773

Justia Opinion Summary: REG’s patent is directed to paraffin compositions containing primarily even-carbon-number paraffins and methods of making them. Even-carbon-number paraffins are useful as phase change materials (PCMs), which can be used...

AQUA SHIELD v. INTERPOOL POOL COVER TEAM
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2009
PARKINSON v. DOJ
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3066
JEFFERSON v. MSPB
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3190
HESSON v. DOJ
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1029
ANGIOSCORE, INC. v. TRIREME MEDICAL, LLC
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1126
ANGIOSCORE, INC. v. TRIREME MEDICAL, LLC
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1126
AMNEAL PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC v. ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1217
ST. CLAIR INTELLECTUAL PROPER v. TOSHIBA AMERICA INC.
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1355
SWAFFORD v. MCDONALD
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1488
CF CRESPE LLC v. SILICON LABORATORIES INC.
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1526
THORNTON v. MCDONALD
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2264
PERRY v. MCDONALD
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2329
GAINER v. MCDONALD
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2331
RANA v. US
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2356
COMFORT v. MCDONALD
Date: November 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2376
SAS INSTITUTE, INC. v. COMPLEMENTSOFT, LLC.
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1346
NETFLIX, INC. v. ROVI CORPORATION
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1917
JIMENEZ v. DVA
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1832
CRANE v. US
Date: November 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2364
PRIME DATUM, INC. v. BALDOR ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1051
HOCKEYLINE, INC. v. STATS LLC
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1403
HARRIS v. MCDONALD
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1747
HOOD v. US
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2322
DAVIS v. MCDONALD
Date: November 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2337
TOMTOM, INC. v. ADOLPH
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1277
RED DOG MOBILE SHELTERS, LLC v. KAT INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1370
IN RE: AXCESS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1430
SAMUELS v. TRIVASCULAR, INC.
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1490
MELTON v. ARMY
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1780
BRASCH v. MSPB
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1923
BRASCH v. MSPB
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1923
JOHNSON v. OPM
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2005
JACKSON v. US
Date: November 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2253
Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc.  
Date: November 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1180

Justia Opinion Summary: Amdocs's patents concern parts of a system designed to solve an accounting and billing problem faced by network service providers. Each written description describes the same system, which allows providers to account for...

STUSSY v. OPM
Date: October 31, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3149
ENGLISH v. SBA
Date: October 28, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2119
GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC v. LIGHTS OF AMERICA, INC.
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1979
CHITTENDEN v. US
Date: October 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2148
PROFOOT, INC. v. MERCK & CO., INC.
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1216
EVANS v. MSPB
Date: October 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2041
Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Sys., Inc.  
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1977

Justia Opinion Summary: Bosch sued Cardiocom, alleging infringement of two patents. Cardiocom petitioned for inter partes review of those patents. The petitions were denied because Cardiocom failed to show a reasonable likelihood that any of th...

LARGE AUDIENCE DISPLAY SYSTEMS v. TENNMAN PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Date: October 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2040
In re: Efthymiopoulos  
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1003

Justia Opinion Summary: The 141 application relates to methods of treating or preventing influenza by administering the drug zanamivir by oral inhalation. The examiner rejected the pending claims as obvious over Australian Patent No. AU-A1-2724...

SCRIVENS v. OPM
Date: October 18, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1910
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS, INC. v. UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL, INC.
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1410
Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp.  
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1599

Justia Opinion Summary: Synopsys’s “Gregory Patents” relate to the logic circuit design process. In the early days, a designer was required to prepare a detailed schematic diagram that identified individual hardware components and the interconn...

AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD
Date: October 17, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1208
BLUE SPIKE, LLC v. GOOGLE INC.
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1054
ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC.
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1146
Poly-America, L.P. v. API Indus., Inc.  
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1200

Justia Opinion Summary: The specification and prosecution history of Poly-America’s patent contain clear and unequivocal statements that the inventor intended to limit the claimed invention to a trash bag with “short seals” at its upper corners...

HERNANDEZ v. MSPB
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1933
HERNANDEZ v. MSPB
Date: October 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1934
Mass. Inst. of Tech. v. Shire Pharma., Inc.  
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1881

Justia Opinion Summary: Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued Shire Pharmaceuticals, for infringement of patents that are directed to three-dimensional scaffolding for growing cells in vitro to produce organ tissue in vivo. Following the d...

Cleaton v. Dept. of Justice  
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3126

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Cleaton, a Correctional Officer at the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg, Virginia, was indicted in Virginia state court on a felony charge for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He pled...

DATATREASURY CORPORATION v. FIDELITY NATIONAL INFORMATION
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1046
DATATREASURY CORPORATION v. JACK HENRY AND ASSOCIATES, INC
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1050
IN RE: VILLENA
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1062
IN RE: ANDERSON
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1156
DATATREASURY CORPORATION v. FISERV, INC.
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1229
CHAPMAN v. MCDONALD
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1231
IN RE: DATATREASURY CORPORATION
Date: October 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1250
DONGGUAN SUNRISE FURNITURE CO. v. US
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1450
WIDTFELDT v. US
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5128
EDWARDS v. USPS
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1667
CORSON v. MCDONALD
Date: October 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2279
SANY HEAVY INDUSTRY CO., LTD. v. ITC
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1780
Fairwarning IP, LLC v. Iatric Sys, Inc.  
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1985

Justia Opinion Summary: FairWarning sued Iatric Systems for infringing claims of the 500 patent, which is titled “System and Method of Fraud and Misuse Detection” and discloses ways to detect fraud and misuse by identifying unusual patterns in...

SYNOPSYS, INC. v. MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2056
Viet I-Mei Frozen Foods Co. v. United States  
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1006

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Commerce reconducted a fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warm-water shrimp from Vietnam. The Trade Court upheld Commerce’s decision to refuse Grobest’s r...

MEXICHEM AMANCO HOLDING v. HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1038
FAIRWARNING IP, LLC v. CYNERGISTEK, INC.
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1096
CONCATEN, INC. v. AMERITRAK FLEET SOLUTIONS, LLC
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1112
IN RE: SHORE
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1182
GT NEXUS, INC. v. INTTRA, INC.
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1267
CARAWAY v. US
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1322
VOESTALPINE STAHL GMBH v. ARCELORMITTAL
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1407
PISTILLI v. MSPB
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1660
HARRIS v. MCDONALD
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1849
MARTIN v. MCDONALD
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1989
TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INTL. v. ROSENTHAL COLLINS GROUP, LLC
Date: October 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2223
IN RE: LIGHT
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1597
Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Elec. Co., Ltd.  
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1171

Justia Opinion Summary: Apple alleged infringement of five patents that cover various aspects of the operation of smartphones. The district court granted summary judgment that Samsung’s accused devices infringed the 172 patent; a jury found the...

HAMBRICK v. USPS
Date: October 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1986
US Magnesium, LLC v. United States  
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1864

Justia Opinion Summary: Magnesium metal is produced using the “Pidgeon” process, which involves stainless steel reaction vessels called retorts. After approximately 60 days of use in multiple cycles of manufacturing, retorts become unsuitable...

RAINEY v. MSPB
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3234
BRIXHAM SOLUTIONS, LTD. v. JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1176
BRIXHAM SOLUTIONS, LTD. v. JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1178
EL v. MSPB
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1557
HOCSON v. OPM
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1658
LEA v. US
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2108
KIBLER v. MSPB
Date: October 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2218
SHIK v. MSPB
Date: October 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2102
HEARN v. ARMY
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3137
Purifoy v. Dep't of Veterans Affairs  
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3196

Justia Opinion Summary: Purifoy missed two days of work as a housekeeping aid in a Milwaukee VA medical facility without authorization. That week, he sought treatment for substance abuse at the facility where he worked. He was admitted and tr...

STARK v. MCDONALD
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7074
COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY v. US
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1256
IN RE: VELOCYS CORP.
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1294
CANUTO v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH
Date: October 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-2096
Pacific Gas & Elec. Co. v. United States  
Date: October 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5082

Justia Opinion Summary: The power companies allege that they were overcharged for electricity during several months in 2000–2001 and sought to recover the overcharges from the federal government based on sales by the federal Western Area Power...

Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corp.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1769

Justia Opinion Summary: IV owns the 050 patent entitled, “Distributed Content Identification System,” directed to methods of screening emails and other data files for unwanted content; the 142 patent, entitled, “Automated Post Office Based Rule...

Lyda v. CBS Corp.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1923

Justia Opinion Summary: Lyda’s patents describe “obtaining real time responses to remote programming” by “allow[ing] persons viewing or listening to a broadcast to respond to the broadcast in real time without requiring a personal computer.”...

Drone Techs., Inc. v. Parrot S.A.  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1892

Justia Opinion Summary: Drone’s patents are directed to systems for remotely controlled machines. Before the invention, conventional remote-control systems included a remote-controlled device (e.g., a model airplane) and a handheld device with...

INTERTAINER, INC. v. HULU, LLC
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2065
BROADBAND ITV, INC. v. HAWAIIAN TELCOM, INC.
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1082
Sigma-Tau Healthscience, Inc. v. United States  
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1125

Justia Opinion Summary: Sigma-Tau imported two chemical products, both stabilized forms of the compound carnitine. Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative and an important nutrient in the human body, where it serves to transpo...

TURNER v. MSPB
Date: September 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1161
SERVER TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1605
Husky Injections Molding Sys., Ltd. v. Athena Automation Ltd.  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1726

Justia Opinion Summary: Husky’s 536 patent discloses a molding machine having a clamp assembly comprising a stationary platen, a movable platen, tie bars, tie bar locks that couple the tie bars to the movable platen, and clamp actuators that su...

Affinity Labs of Tex., LLC v. DirecTV, LLC  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1845

Justia Opinion Summary: Affinity’s 379 patent contains two independent claims, directed to streaming regional broadcast signals to cellular telephones located outside the region served by the regional broadcaster. The district court held that...

NOVO TRANSFORMA TECHNOLOGIES v. SPRINT SPECTRUM, L.P.
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2012
Affinity Labs of Tex., LLC v. Amazon.com Inc.  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2080

Justia Opinion Summary: Affinity’s 085 patent, entitled “System and Method to Communicate Targeted Information,” describes a “method for targeted advertising” in which an advertisement is selected for delivery to the user of a portable device b...

Cox Commc'ns, Inc. v. Sprint Commc'n Co., LP  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: Sprint's patents concern voiceover-IP technology for transmitting calls over the internet, instead of through traditional telephone lines. The patents discuss the hand-off between traditional telephone lines (a “narrow-b...

ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS v. LIFESCAN INCORPORATED
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1356
Classco, Inc. v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1853

Justia Opinion Summary: The 695 patent, issued in 2005, discusses technology that identifies incoming telephone calls and alerts the called party to the caller’s identity. The patent purportedly improves on pre-existing systems by introducing...

SIMMONS v. MSPB
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3202
THOMAS v. MSPB
Date: September 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1341
WesternGeco L.L.C. v. ION Geophysical Corp.  
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: WesternGeco’s patents relate to technologies used to search for oil and gas beneath the ocean floor. WesternGeco manufactures the Q-Marine, and performs surveys for oil companies. ION manufactures the DigiFIN, and sells...

GARCIA v. OPM
Date: September 21, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1114
Yeda Research & Dev. Co., Ltd. v. Abbott GMBH & Co. KG  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1662

Justia Opinion Summary: Abbott’s 915 patent discloses a protein, TBP-II, which binds to and neutralizes a protein called Tumor Necrosis Factor α (TNFα), which is associated with various immunological diseases. Following a 2008 remand by the di...

Fitzgerald v. Dep't of Homeland Sec.  
Date: September 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3154

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1987, Fitzgerald began working as an Immigration Inspector with the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice. From 1988-2000, she served as a Customs Inspector with the Customs Service of th...

IN RE: LEMAY
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1973
LifeNet Health v. Lifecell Corp.  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1549

Justia Opinion Summary: LifeNet’s 200 patent claims plasticized soft tissue grafts suitable for transplantation into humans. The patent explains that tissue grafts are typically preserved and provided in a dehydrated state, such as through fre...

Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp.  
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1944

Justia Opinion Summary: The 215 patent is directed to improving the efficiency by which messages are sent from a receiver to a sender in a telecommunications system to advise the sender that errors occurred in a particular message. Data is tra...

WI-FI ONE, LLC v. BROADCOM CORPORATION
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1945
WI-FI ONE, LLC v. BROADCOM CORPORATION
Date: September 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1946
KASPERSKY LAB, INC. v. DEVICE SECURITY, LLC
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1049
KENT v. AIR FORCE
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1594
COFIELD v. DEFENSE
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1546
CARROLL v. MCDONALD
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1613
TAYLOR v. OPM
Date: September 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1822
Micro, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games Am., Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: The patents are both titled “Method for Automatically Animating Lip Synchronization and Facial Expression of Animated Characters.” The 278 patent is a continuation of the 576 patent and shares the same written descriptio...

Stryker Corp v. Zimmer, Inc.  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1668

Justia Opinion Summary: Stryker’s patents concern pulsed lavage devices that deliver pressurized irrigation for medical therapies. In 1993 Stryker applied for the patents and began to market portable, battery powered, handheld devices. Older sy...

Dynamic 3D Geosolutions LLC v. Schlumberger Ltd.  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1628

Justia Opinion Summary: Schlumberger hired Rutherford in 2006. She was promoted to Director of Intellectual Property and later to Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property. Rutherford managed a copyright lawsuit and evaluated legal risk...

BENTON v. MSPB
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3004
Nutt v. United States  
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5118

Justia Opinion Summary: Nutt was hit and killed by a U.S. Army soldier driving an Army truck in 1983. His family filed a claim under 28 U.S.C. 2674, the Federal Tort Claims Act. A 1985 Agreement provided that the government “agrees to purchase...

OWEN v. OPM
Date: September 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1850
SOFTWARE RIGHTS ARCHIVE, LLC v. FACEBOOK, INC.
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1649
Aldridge v. McDonald  
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7115

Justia Opinion Summary: Aldridge served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1984-1992, and was denied a disability rating higher than 10% for patellofemoral syndrome on his knees in 2013. The Board of Veterans Appeals informed Aldridge tha...

CAPITAL DYNAMICS v. CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES, LLC
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1318
WONDERS v. ARMY
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1847
CHRISTIAN v MSPB
Date: September 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1912
Asia Vital Components Co. v. Asetek Danmark A/S  
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1597

Justia Opinion Summary: AVC manufactures cooling systems for integrated circuits. Asetek’s patents are directed toward liquid computer cooling systems to cool integrated circuits. Asetek brought infringement lawsuits against other competitors a...

KOMBEA CORPORATION v. NOGUAR L.C.
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1890
UCB, Inc. v. Yeda Research & Dev. Co., Ltd.  
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1957

Justia Opinion Summary: UCB sought a declaration that its Cimzia® brand antibody does not infringe Yeda’s 923 Patent and that the 923 Patent was invalid. Yeda counterclaimed for infringement. The district court granted summary judgment of non-i...

WESTLAKE v.. BARRERA
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1189
BARTON v. MSPB
Date: September 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1669
NELSON v. ARMY
Date: September 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1834
SUN v. US
Date: September 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1783
VOCALTAG LTD. v. AGIS AUTOMATISERING B.V.
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1804
IN RE: NATURAL ALTERNATIVES, LLC
Date: September 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1911
IN RE: NATURAL ALTERNATIVES, LLC
Date: August 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1911
Veritas Techs. LLC v. Veeam Software Corp.  
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1894

Justia Opinion Summary: Veritas’s patent claims systems and methods through which, while certain processes for restoring computer data are in progress, particular data sought by an active application may be given priority for restoration and ma...

ADAM v. ARMY
Date: August 30, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3111
Liberty Ammunition, Inc. v. United States  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5057

Justia Opinion Summary: Liberty’s 325 patent, issued in 2010, is “directed to a projectile structured to be discharged from a firearm and designed to overcome the disadvantages and problems associated with conventional firearm projectiles such...

ESTES v. MSPB
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1801
Otter Prods, LLC v. United States  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1866

Justia Opinion Summary: OtterBox imports protective cases designed for smartphones. The Customs Department classified the cases as “similar containers” under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) subheading 4202.99.00 with a duty rate of 20% a...

SMITH v. GARLOCK EQUIPMENT COMPANY
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1758
GUARDIAN MOVING AND STORAGE CO v. US
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5132
Jones v. Dept. of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1792

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Jones, a veteran, filed 16 appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), alleging that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment...

E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS v. MACDERMID PRINTING SOLUTIONS
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1777
SEMCON TECH, LLC v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC.
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1936
MATHIS v. MCDONALD
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7094
TECSEC, INC. v. ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1686
Piszel v. United States  
Date: August 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5100

Justia Opinion Summary: Freddie Mac is a privately-owned, publicly-chartered financial services corporation, 12 U.S.C. 1452, created to provide stability in the secondary residential mortgage market. Piszel began working as the CFO of Freddie M...

Kerrigan v. Merit Sys. Protection Bd.  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3200

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1985-1986, Kerrigan was a Navy carpenter. He injured his back and was awarded workers’ compensation benefits by the Office of Workers Compensation (OWCP). In 1993, Kerrigan raised concerns regarding his benefits. Over...

Zafer Taahhut Insaat v. United States  
Date: August 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5083

Justia Opinion Summary: Zafer, an Ankara, Turkey, contractor, and the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) entered into a firm-fixed-price contract to construct the MILCON Support Facility at the Bagram Air Force Field in Afghanistan. Zafer was resp...

APOTEX INC. v. WYETH LLC
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1871
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. ERICSSON INC.
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1947
Rosario-Fabregas v. Merit Sys. Protection Bd.  
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3102

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosario was an Army Corps of Engineers biologist until his 2010 termination. In 2011, the Merit Systems Protection Board ordered his restoration. His improper removal caused Rosario to suffer depression. He took sick lea...

WIT ASSOCIATES, INC. v. US
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5105
PCT INTERNATIONAL INC. v. HOLLAND ELECTRONICS, LLC
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1061
SAVANTAGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, v. US
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1145
CLEARPLAY, INC. v. CUSTOMPLAY, LLC
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1152
FARSTONE TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: August 16, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1210
Scriptpro LLC v. Innovation Assocs, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1565

Justia Opinion Summary: Scriptpro’s patent is directed to a “collating unit” used with a control center and an automatic dispensing system to store prescription containers after a medication has been dispensed into the containers. After a reman...

BEST KEY TEXTILES CO. LTD. v. US
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1775
TDE PETROLEUM DATA SOLUTIONS v. AKM ENTERPRISE, INC.
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1004
LASURE v. MSPB
Date: August 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1567
IN RE AQUA PRODUCTS, INC.
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1177
IN RE: AQUA PRODUCTS, INC.
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1177
CS Wind Vietnam Co., LTD. v. United States  
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1850

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commerce Department determined that a Vietnamese manufacturer of wind towers was selling its products in the U.S. at about 51.5% below normal value and imposed antidumping duties under 19 U.S.C. 1673. Commerce used s...

B.E. TECHNOLOGY, L.L.C. v. SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1882
FRIES v. US
Date: August 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1242
PARKINSON v. DOJ
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3066
MICH & MICH TGR, INC. v. BRAZABRA CORPORATION
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1057
MILLER v. FDIC
Date: August 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1137
Vapor Point, LLC v. Moorhead  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1801

Justia Opinion Summary: EPA and state clean air regulations regulate the percentage of contaminates that may be discharged from oil and gas storage tanks and other holding vessels into the atmosphere. The patents at issue address capturing and...

Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc..  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2073

Justia Opinion Summary: Arendi’s patent is directed to coordination between a first computer program displaying a document and a second program for searching an external information source. It allows a user to access and conduct a search using...

RB PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED v. BIODELIVERY SCIENCES
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1044
IN RE: CHORNA
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1324
HAWKES v. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1387
In re: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1050

Justia Opinion Summary: The 997 patent relates to spinal surgery that “insert[s] an artificial implant between two adjacent vertebrae” from a patient’s side and discloses “instrumentation and methods of performing surgical procedures on the hum...

NETAPP, INC. v. ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMM.
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1719
In re: CSB-Sys. Int'l, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1832

Justia Opinion Summary: CSB’s 953 patent, issued in 1997, is directed to a circuit arrangement for integrating an electronic data processing (EDP) system with telephone systems connected to an integrated services digital network (ISDN) telephon...

SHIELDS v. MCDONALD
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1072
R.G. v. MSPB
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1079
ENPLAS CORPORATION v. SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1282
IN RE: GORELIK
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1602
STRICKLAND-DONALD v. ARMY
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1635
PHILIPPEAUX v. MCDONALD
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1758
IN RE: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1680
ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. v. POLAR ELECTRO OY
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1891
SECURE AXCESS, LLC v. NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1971
PARKINSON v. DOJ
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3066
ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. v. GARMIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1166
U.S. BANCORP v. SOLUTRAN, INC.
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1302
MERCER v. US
Date: August 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1857
Halo Elec,, Inc. v. Pulse Elec., Inc.  
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1472

Justia Opinion Summary: Halo owns patents directed to surface mount electronic packages containing transformers for mounting on a printed circuit board inside electronic devices. Halo alleged infringement by Pulse. The district court entered su...

INNOVENTION TOYS LLC v. MGA ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1731
IN RE: BIG BABOON, INC.
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1019
BIG BABOON, INC. v. LEE
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1232
MANNATECH, INC. v. WELLNESS QUEST, LLC
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1295
KAMDEM-OUAFFO v. PEPSICO INC.
Date: August 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1668
Multilayer Stretch Cling Film Holdings, Inc. v. Berry Plastics Corp.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1420

Justia Opinion Summary: Multilayer sued Berry Plastics, alleging infringement of its patent, which relates to multilayered plastic cling wrap films. The district court construed the claims of the patent as not covering (i.e., closed to) blends...

UNARA v. MSPB
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1417
EDDIN v. MSPB
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1662
JULIAN v. US
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1889
DAVIS v. NAVY
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3217
DIAZ v. TREASURY
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1819
WI-LAN USA, Inc. v. Apple Inc.  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1256

Justia Opinion Summary: Wi-LAN’s patents result from advances proposed for the WiMAX wireless network standard. In a typical wireless network, a base station connects directly to the user devices that it serves. The patents to add intermediary...

Elec. Power Group, LLC v. Alstom S.A.  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1778

Justia Opinion Summary: Electric Power’s patents describe and claim systems and methods for performing real-time performance monitoring of an electric power grid by collecting data from multiple data sources, analyzing the data, and displaying...

GPNE Corp. v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1825

Justia Opinion Summary: GPNE’s patents relate to a paging system, using devices capable of both receiving messages and sending messages through a central control station, which can also receive a message from a telephone (e.g., a callback numbe...

Murata Mach. USA, Inc. v. Daifuku Co., Ltd.  
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2094

Justia Opinion Summary: Murata and Daifuku manufacture and maintain automated material handling systems that use robotic vehicles suspended in semiconductor cleanrooms to move and manipulate semiconductor components. Murata sued Daifuku, allegi...

VANDERFORD v. DVA
Date: August 1, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1018
RESPIRONICS, INC. v. ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
Date: July 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1485
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. v. ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1764
Advanced Ground Info. Sys., Inc. v. Life360, Inc.  
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1732

Justia Opinion Summary: AGIS, a technology company, software developer, and military contractor, owns the patents at issue, which relate to methods, devices, and systems for establishing a communication network for users of mobile devices, such...

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
KERMES v. DHS
Date: July 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3148
SHORTRIDGE v. FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1898
WALSH v. MCDONALD
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1584
BODYMEDIA, INC. v. BASIS SCIENCE, INC.
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1786
BODYMEDIA, INC. v. BASIS SCIENCE, INC.
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1788
Crooker v. United States  
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5056

Justia Opinion Summary: Crooker, who has a lengthy criminal history, pled guilty to charges of mailing a threatening communication and possession of a toxin without registration. He is serving a sentence of 15 years, having received credit towa...

Coast Prof'l, Inc. v. United States  
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5077

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Education contracts with private collection agencies for services related to resolving defaulted student loans through the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS), which prov...

OGUNNIYI v. US
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1578
BROWN v. MCDONALD
Date: July 12, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1720
Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: TMC owns patents relating to 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. In 2005, BV creat...

IPCOM GMBH & CO. v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1754
IPLEARN-FOCUS, LLC v. MICROSOFT CORP.
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1863
ZEST IP HOLDINGS, LLC v. IMPLANT DIRECT MFG. LLC
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1927
ARENDI S.A.R.L. v. APPLE INC.
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2069
PER AARSLEFF A/S v. US
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5111
NETLIST, INC. v. DIABLO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1011
MOULDTEC, INC. v. PAGTER & PARTNERS
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1131
LAGERGREN v. US
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1347
OGUNNIYI v. US
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1578
JONES v. US
Date: July 11, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1798
GRAY v. MSPB
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1223
IN RE: GORELIK
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1432
HOLMES v. MSPB
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1551
JONES v. HHS
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1552
CHAMBERLAIN v. US
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1603
SIMS v. US
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1661
BETTS v. US
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1733
IVALDY v. US
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1350
GRADY v. US
Date: July 7, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1362
Hutchison Quality Furniture, Inc. v. United States  
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1900

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Hutchison imported furniture from China through Orient International. The Commerce Department assigned Orient an antidumping duty margin of 216.01%. The Court of International Trade (CIT) entered an injunction a...

AMGEN INC. v. APOTEX INC.
Date: July 6, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1308
Rapid Litig. Mgmt. v. Cellzdirect, Inc.  
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1570

Justia Opinion Summary: Hepatocytes, a type of liver cell, are useful for testing, diagnostic, and treatment purposes. Fresh hepatocytes can only be obtained from liver resections or non-transplantable livers of organ donors; their lifespan is...

Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc.  
Date: July 5, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1308

Justia Opinion Summary: Apotex applied to the FDA, under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009, for permission to begin marketing a product allegedly “biosimilar” to Amgen’s FDA-approved Neulasta®. Apotex and Amgen proceede...

ROBERT BOSCH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM v. CARDIOCOM, LLC
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1601
IN RE: LF CENTENNIAL LIMITED
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1931
Wells Fargo & Co. v. United States  
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5059

Justia Opinion Summary: The Internal Revenue Service denied Wells Fargo’s claims for refunds based on interest-netting under 26 U.S.C. 6621(d) between interest on tax underpayments and interest on tax overpayments. Section 6621(d) reads: To the...

BASCOM Global Internet Servs., Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC  
Date: June 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1763

Justia Opinion Summary: BASCOM’s 606 patent, filed in 1997, describes how some websites contain information deemed unsuitable for some users. Filtering software placed on local computers created logistical problems: possible modification by th...

Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc v. Georgallis Holdings, LLC  
Date: June 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1103

Justia Opinion Summary: Georgallis applied to the Patent and Trademark Office to register the mark MAYARI in standard characters for use on wine in International Class 33. Oakville opposed the registration, alleging that Georgallis’s mark would...

IMMERSION CORPORATION v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5111
IMMERSION CORPORATION v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1574
FREIGHT TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES v. VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1920
De Santis v. Merit Sys.Protection Bd.  
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration hired De Santis in 2013 and fired him less than one month later, while he was in his probationary period. He appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board under 5 C.F.R. 210.101, 315....

PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA v. VA
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7080
EXERGEN CORPORATION v. THERMOMEDICS, INC.
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1099
Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp.  
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1574

Justia Opinion Summary: In January, 2000, Immersion filed an application (846 patent) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, disclosing a mechanism for providing haptic feedback to electronic device users. Immersion filed an International A...

ALLEN v. MCDONALD
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7003
GRAFTECH INTL. HOLDINGS v. LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1796
IN RE: ZHANG
Date: June 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1995
Allied Erecting & Dismantling Co., Inc. v. Genesis Attachments, LLC  
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1533

Justia Opinion Summary: Allied’s patent, “Multiple Tool Attachment System,” is directed to heavy machinery construction and demolition tools, such as metal cutting shears, plate shears, concrete crushers, and grapples, that can be attached to a...

IN RE: HEDLOY
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1893
SOUTHWESTERN MANAGEMENT, INC. v. OCINOMLED, LTD.
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1939
MITHEN v. DVA
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3191
H.J. LYNESS CONSTRUCTION, INC. v. US
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5120
WESTON/BEAN JOINT VENTURE v. US
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1021
IN RE: HEDLOY
Date: June 15, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1093
YUFA v. TSI, INCORPORATED
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1063
Genzyme Therapeutic Prods., Ltd. P'ship v. Biomarin Pharma., Inc.  
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1720

Justia Opinion Summary: Pompe’s disease is a genetic condition associated with a deficiency or absence of the lysosomal enzyme acid α-glucosidase (GAA), which breaks down glycogen, a larger molecule, into glucose. In a person with Pompe’s disea...

HEWINS v. MSPB
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3171
IN RE: KAYYALI
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1081
IN RE: GORELIK
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1432
MALLEK v. US
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1568
BLAND v. HHS
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1569
MORRIS v. MCDONALD
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1573
WOODS-CALHOUN v. MCDONALD
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1588
LG ELECTRONICS, INC. v. TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1822
LG ELECTRONICS, INC. v. TOSHIBA SAMSUNG STORAGE
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1823
MODDHA INTERACTIVE, INC. v. PHILIPS ELECTRONICS
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2048
TOLBERT v. DOJ
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3162
JORDAN v. MCDONALD
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7067
RANDALL v. DEFENSE
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1163
MATA v. OPM
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1244
MATHIS v. MCDONALD
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1583
CIOFFI v. MCDONALD
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1612
SAS Institute, Inc. v. ComplementSoft, LLC.  
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1346

Justia Opinion Summary: ComplementSoft’s patent, issued in 2006, is directed to an “Integrated Development Environment for generating and maintaining source code . . . in particular, programmed in data manipulation languages,” and characterize...

KICKSTARTER, INC. v. FAN FUNDED, LLC
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1886
ESTATE OF DAVID RUBINSTEIN v. US
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5068
Nacchio v. United States  
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5114

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1997-2001, Nacchio served as Qwest's CEO. Based on 2001 stock trades, Nacchio reported a net gain of $44,632,464.38 on his return and paid $17,974,832 in taxes. In 2007, Nacchio was convicted of 19 counts of insider...

MILGROOM v. US
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5145
NAILS v. MCDONALD
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1170
VELEZ v. US
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1600
ASP DENVER, LLC. v. GSA
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1313
SHERIDAN TRANSPORTATION v. GSA
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1858
MEDTRONIC, INC. v. LIFEPORT SCIENCES LLC
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1862
PERFECT SURGICAL TECHNIQUES v. OLYMPUS AMERICA, INC.
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2045
Acevedo v. United States  
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5126

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, employed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, (CBP) as Supply Chain Security Specialists in its Customs-Trade Protection Against Terrorism program, travelled and worked at foreign posts designated by th...

GREINER v. US
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5144
KELLOGG v. MCDONALD
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7111
CORBIN v. DOJ
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1193
ADAMS v MSPB
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1414
CANUTO v. US
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1605
COLLICA v. ARMY
Date: June 8, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3132
ALLEN v. DVA
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3224
Rainey v. Merit Sys. Protection Bd.  
Date: June 7, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3234

Justia Opinion Summary: Rainey, a State Department Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer, was with the Africa Contingency Operations program when his supervisor relieved him of his duties as contracting officer representative. Rainey complained t...

Indacon, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc.  
Date: June 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1129

Justia Opinion Summary: Indacon’s patent is directed to a system and method for searching, indexing, perusing, and manipulating files in a database, particularly through the insertion of automatically generated hyperlinks. Following the distric...

Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc.  
Date: June 3, 2016
Docket Number: 13-1576

Justia Opinion Summary: Warsaw’s 973 patent claims oversized spinal implants; its 933 patent claims methods and devices for retracting tissue to create a working channel for minimally invasive spinal surgery. NuVasive’s patent relates to neurom...

SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES, INC. v. MASABA, INC.
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1594
Superior Indus., Inc. v. Masaba, Inc.  
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1594

Justia Opinion Summary: Superior’s “Unloader Patents” are directed to a truck unloader system with a drive-over ramp system and a conveyor system to transport deposited material from a truck to a hopper. Its Support Strut Patents are directed t...

KHOL v. DEFENSE
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3164
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. v. Innovative Wireless Solutions, LLC  
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1425

Justia Opinion Summary: MSV’s “Terry patents” are a line of continuations beginning with the 895 patent; they concern techniques for providing access to a local area network (LAN) from a relatively distant computer. When two computers on the LA...

HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA, INC. v. GOOGLE INC.
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1447
EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC. v. SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC.
Date: May 31, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1824
David Netzer Consulting, LLC v. Shell Oil Co.  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2086

Justia Opinion Summary: Netzer owns the 496 patent, entitled “Process for the Coproduction of Benzene from Refinery Sources and Ethylene by Steam Cracking,” which describes a process for the coproduction of ethylene and purified benzene from re...

In re: Arunachalam  
Date: May 27, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1560

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Arunachalam owns the 178 patent, which has been undergoing reexamination since November 2008. In 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirmed the rejection of claims 9– 16, but designated a new ground of rejecti...

DEERE & COMPANY v. DUROC LLC [RULE 36 JUDGMENT]
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1403
DEERE & COMPANY v. DUROC LLC
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1697
PROFECTUS TECHNOLOGY LLC v. HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1016
Profectus Tech., LLC v. HuaweiI Techs. Co., Ltd.  
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1016

Justia Opinion Summary: Profectus’s patent discloses a mountable digital picture frame for displaying still digital images. The specification discusses how a user can display digital images on a wall or desktop similar to conventional photograp...

In re: Aqua Prods., Inc.  
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1177

Justia Opinion Summary: Aqua’s patent concerns automated swimming pool cleaners. Using motor-driven wheels that enable the cleaner to move in a controlled pattern requires a drive motor and integrated circuitry. Cleaners that use suction or wat...

GRAY v. MSPB
Date: May 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3186
Northrop Grumman Computing Sys., Inc. v. United States  
Date: May 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5074

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) awarded Northrop an order for network monitoring software produced by Oakley for one base year and three option years. A subsequent modification required ICE to use best...

Milik v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: May 20, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5109

Justia Opinion Summary: A.M. was born in1993, and was raised in a predominately Polish-speaking household. At A.M.’s 15-month routine examination, the pediatrician noted that A.M. was a “well child.” When A.M. was two years old, his pediatricia...

CLOUDING CORP. v. UNIFIED PATENTS, INC.
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1799
COMMONWEALTH LABORATORIES v. QUINTRON INSTRUMENT COMPANY
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2010
Kellogg Brown & Root Servs., Inc. v. Murphy  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1148

Justia Opinion Summary: KBR, an Army contractor, subcontracted with KCPC/Morris to implement work release orders for construction of dining facilities and provision of food services in Iraq. KBR terminated the subcontract based on performance....

BLACK & DECKER, INC. v. POSITEC USA, INC.
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1646
Hudgens v. McDonald  
Date: May 18, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7030

Justia Opinion Summary: Hudgens injured his right knee while serving on active duty in the U.S. Army. In 2003, Hudgens had partial knee replacement surgery; in 2006, he sought VA benefits. The Board of Veterans’ Appeals denied him a disability...

TLI Commc'ns LLC v. AV Auto., L.L.C.  
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: TLI filed suits, alleging that the defendants infringed its 295 patent by making, selling, and/or using products and services that allow uploading of digital photos from a mobile device, such as a cell phone. The 295 pat...

SOFTWARE RIGHTS ARCHIVE, LLC v. FACEBOOK, INC.
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1648
Diamond Coating Techs., LLC v. Hyundai Motor Am.  
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1844

Justia Opinion Summary: Diamond sued the auto companies, alleging infringement of its patents. The district court dismissed the actions finding that agreements between Diamond and Sanyo, the original assignee of the patents-in-suit, did not con...

ALLEY v. INNOVATION LAW GROUP, LTD.
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1976
NUTTALL v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: 15-5153
Intendis GMBH v. Glenmark Pharma., Inc.  
Date: May 16, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1902

Justia Opinion Summary: Finacea® Gel contains azelaic acid as the therapeutically active ingredient in a concentration of 15% by weight and is indicated for the topical treatment of rosacea. Finacea® is manufactured as a “hydrogel,” which the c...

In re: Cordua Restaurants, Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1432

Justia Opinion Summary: Cordua owns and operates five restaurants branded as “Churrascos,” the first of which opened in 1988. The restaurants serve South American dishes, including grilled meats; the menu describes chargrilled “Churrasco Steak”...

Merck & Cie v. Watson Labs., Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2063

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Merck and Weider considered jointly introducing, into the U.S., dietary supplements with Merck ingredients, including crystalline calcium salt of a tetrahydrofolic acid (MTHF), agreeing that, until a definitive...

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc.  
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1232

Justia Opinion Summary: Stryker’s 243 patent concerns a socket assembly used in prosthetic hip implants. The patent addresses three major components involved: a shell member and a bearing member, which together replace the socket (technically t...

Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp.  
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1244

Justia Opinion Summary: Enfish’s 604 and 775 patents are directed to an innovative logical model for a computer database. A logical model is a model of data for a computer database explaining how the various elements of information are related...

IGT v. ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: May 12, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2083
Lal v. Merit Sys. Protection Bd.  
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3140

Justia Opinion Summary: Lal was appointed as a distinguished consultant at the Centers for Disease Control, a component of the Department of Health and Human Services, in the excepted service under 42 U.S.C. 209(f), which provides that consulta...

MOTION GAMES, LLC v. NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1867
NORRED v. MEDTRONIC, INC.
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1874
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC v. MICROSOFT CORP.
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2061
Cahill v. Merit Sys. Protection Bd.  
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3152

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2003-2008, Cahill did information-technology work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an independent contractor. In 2011, the agency hired him as an employee, “to support Data Management activities...

ANDREWS v. MCDONALD
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 15-7035
HAYDEN v. MSPB
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1291
JOPPY v. US
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1329
BREWER v. MSPB
Date: May 10, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1471
SURFCAST, INC. v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1568
Intelligent Bio-Sys, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge Ltd.  
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1693

Justia Opinion Summary: Illumina’s patent is directed to a method of labeling nucleotides in a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) strand. At the request of IBS, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–6 and 8 of th...

VEHICLE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES v. JAGUAR LAND ROVER
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1834
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY v. BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1918
BROWN v. DEFENSE
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3036
VANARTSDALEN v. DOJ
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 15-8002
FLEMING v. INTERIOR
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1247
BOWLES v. US
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1375
CLAY v. MCDONALD
Date: May 9, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1451
ENDOTACH LLC v. COOK MEDICAL LLC
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1357
ENDOTACH LLC v. MEDTRONIC, INC.
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1784
DG21, LLC v. Mabus  
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Navy's Diego Garcia facility, a 10.5-square-acre Indian Ocean atoll, 1,800 miles east of Africa and 1,200 miles south of India, had no commercial or civilian infrastructure. In 2005, the Navy sought bids on a firm fi...

Nguyen v. Merit Sys. Protection Bd.  
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3144

Justia Opinion Summary: Nguyen, a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Supervisory Examiner, received a Notice of Proposed Reduction in Grade to Patent Examiner, alleging that she had violated rules prohibiting nepotism in attempting to prevent her...