2017 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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SMART SYSTEMS INNOVATIONS, LLC v. CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1233
LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG v. ASTRONICS ADVANCED ELECTRONIC
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2535
MERCK SHARP & DOHME B.V. v. WARNER CHILCOTT COMPANY, LLC
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2583
Smart Systems Innovations, LLC v. Chicago Transit Authority  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1233

Justia Opinion Summary: SSI sued the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging infringement of patents covering inventions designed to implement open-payment fare systems in mass transit networks. “An open-payment fare system allows riders to conveni...

Arista Net 2 Works, Inc. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2563

Justia Opinion Summary: The International Trades Commission instituted a section 337 investigation based on Cisco’s complaint alleging that Arista’s imports of certain network devices, related software, and components thereof infringed six of i...

O'LAGUE v. DVA
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2300
BOUNDARY SOLUTIONS, INC. v. CORELOGIC, INC.
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2354
SNF HOLDING COMPANY v. BASF CORPORATION
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2565
CLASSEN IMMUNOTHERAPIES, INC. v. ELAN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1033
IN RE: DOCTER OPTICS, SE
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1126
Secured Mail Solutions LLC v. Universal Wilde, Inc.  
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1728

Justia Opinion Summary: Secured Mail’s “Intelligent Mail Barcode” patents, “QR Code” patents, and “Personalized URL” patents involve methods whereby a sender affixes an identifier on the outer surface of a mail object (e.g. envelope or package)...

ANDERSON v. OPM
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1597
FEDERAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION v. DEFENSE
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3173
RUFFIN v. SHULKIN
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2401
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LTD. v. ITC
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2715
POLIDI v. MATAL
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1997
IGNITE USA, LLC v. CAMELBAK PRODUCTS, LLC
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2747
Organik Kimya AS v. Rohm and Haas Co.  
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1983

Justia Opinion Summary: Rohm’s patents are directed to processes for preparing emulsion polymers with improved opacity for use in coatings such as paints, inks, and other products benefitting from opacity. Opacity results from absorbing and sca...

DROPLETS, INC. v. MATAL
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2140
IN RE: OPENINGS
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2307
Owens Corning v. Fast Felt Corp.  
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2613

Justia Opinion Summary: Fast Felt’s patent describes and claims methods for printing nail tabs or reinforcement strips on roofing or building cover material. Fast Felt sued Owens Corning for infringement. Owens Corning then filed a petition wit...

WHITEPAGES, INC. v. ISAACS
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2672
R+L CARRIERS, INC. v. MICRODEA, INC.
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2688
NICE SYSTEMS LTD. v. CLICKFOX INC.
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1041
IN RE: LEVENSTEIN
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1067
UGAY v. SHULKIN
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2625
GLOBAL CHECK SERVICES, INC. v. ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEMS
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1062
SACCHETTI v. US
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1484
BAKER v. US
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1884
GOODMAN v. SMART MODULAR TECHNOLOGIES
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1084
Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi  
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1480

Justia Opinion Summary: Amgen’s patents relate to antibodies that help reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC), or “bad cholesterol.” Typically, high LDL-C is treated using small molecules (statins), which sometimes have adverse side...

WEED v. SSA
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1664
Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal  
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1177

Justia Opinion Summary: Aqua’s patent concerns automated swimming pool cleaners that use “an angled jet drive propulsion system” to move in a controlled pattern. Using motor-driven wheels that enable the cleaner to move in a controlled pattern...

FARO v. MATAL
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2716
BISHOP v. DHS
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1892
BAILEY v. OPM
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2065
B/E AEROSPACE, INC. v. C&D ZODIAC, INC
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1496
IN RE: ARUNACHALAM
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1607
IN RE: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II, LLC
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2416
SUPPES v. KATTI
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1142
Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp.  
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1275

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. David Jang, M.D., is the named inventor of the patent, which is directed to a coronary stent. Jang assigned the patent to BSC. BSC agreed to pay a royalty if it ever produced a product that would infringe the patent....

In re: Smith International, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2303

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith’s 817 patent, entitled “Expandable Underreamer/Stabilizer,” is directed to a downhole drilling tool for oil and gas operations. It describes an “expandable tool 500” having “a generally cylindrical tool body 510 wi...

In re: Cray, Inc.  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-129

Justia Opinion Summary: Raytheon filed a patent infringement action against Cray in the Eastern District of Texas. Cray is a Washington corporation with its principal place of business there. It also maintains facilities in Minnesota, Wisconsin...

NFC Techoloty, LLC v. Matal  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1808

Justia Opinion Summary: NFC’s patent relates to a near-field communication device, using electromagnetic induction to communicate information over very short distances. The patent claims a priority date of March 1999, the date of the filing o...

NFC TECHNOLOGY, LLC v. MATAL [RULE 36 JUDGMENT]
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1809
Goodman v. Shulkin  
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2142

Justia Opinion Summary: Goodman served in the U.S. Army, 1972-1992, with service in Southwest Asia during the Persian Gulf War. During his service and at his discharge, Goodman underwent medical examinations that returned negative for rheumatoi...

FRONT ROW TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. MLB ADVANCED MEDIA, L.P.
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2604
IN RE: NOMULA
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2735
RADWARE, LTD. v. F5 NETWORKS, INC.
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1212
First Data Corp. v. Inselberg  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2677

Justia Opinion Summary: Inselberg is the inventor systems by which audiences interact with live events, such as concerts and football games. In 2010, his company received a $500,000 loan from Bisignano, who received security interest in the pat...

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. v. SFC Co. Ltd.  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2721

Justia Opinion Summary: Idemitsu’s patent, titled “Organic Electroluminescence Device and Organic Light Emitting Medium,” claims a device containing a particular organic medium layered between an anode and cathode; when a voltage is applied thr...

QUALITY EDGE, INC. v. ROLLEX CORPORATION
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1005
MIMEDX GROUP, INC. v. MUSCULOSKELETAL TRANSPLANT
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1043
Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1795

Justia Opinion Summary: IV’s patent issued in 2010, from a series of continuing applications first filed in 1997 and is titled “File Transfer System for Direct Transfer Between Computers.” The patents broadly relate to transferring computer fil...

Allied Mineral Products, Inc. v. OSMI, Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2641

Justia Opinion Summary: Stellar and Allied are American companies. Stellar sent Allied's Mexican distributors notice letters accusing them of infringing Stellar’s Mexican Patent. Allied manufactures the accused products in the U.S., which are t...

WAYMO LLC v. UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2130
Waymo LLC v. Uber Technologies, Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Numbers: 17-2235, 17-2253

Justia Opinion Summary: Waymo sued Uber and Ottomotto for patent infringement and violations of trade secret laws, claiming that its former employee, Levandowski, improperly downloaded documents related to Waymo’s driverless vehicle technology,...

CABLZ, INC. v. CHUMS, INC.
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1823
Lummi Tribe v. United States  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2196

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), 25 U.S.C. 4101–4243, tribes receive direct funding to provide affordable housing to their members. Grants are based on factors including...

REID v. OPM
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1810
SHILL v. SHULKIN
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2008
VIRAJ PROFILES LIMITED v. ITC
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2482
PETTER INVESTMENTS v. HYDRO ENGINEERING
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2634
DAVIS v. ARMY
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1740
JOLLY v. ARMY
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1919
CANARIOS v. USPS
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1935
BURNLEY v. SHULKIN
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1965
STRAW v. US
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2114
INTERCONTINENTAL GREAT BRANDS v. KELLOGG NORTH AMERICA COMPANY
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2082
EDGE SYSTEMS LLC v. AGUILA
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2189
Southwire Co. v. Cerro Wire LLC  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2287

Justia Opinion Summary: Southwire’s patent is directed to a method of manufacturing an electric cable, wherein a lubricant is incorporated into the outer sheath such that the lubricant migrates to the surface of the sheath and results in a redu...

LAFORTUNE v. SHULKIN
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2350
IN RE: RADCLIFFE
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1069
TOOTLE v. SHULKIN
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1787
OLONODE v. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1868
Intercontinental Great Brands, LLC v. Kellogg North America Co.  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2082

Justia Opinion Summary: Kraft’s patent, issued in 2005, describes a combination of two known kinds of packaging. One, common for cookies, uses a frame surrounded by a wrapper. The other, common for wet wipes, uses a package on which the label m...

Kisor v. Shulkin  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1929

Justia Opinion Summary: Kisor served in the Marine Corps from 1962-1966. In 1982, he sought disability compensation benefits for PTSD with the Portland, Oregon VA Regional Office (RO), which received a letter from a Vet Center counselor, expres...

SMARTDOOR HOLDINGS, INC. v. EDMIT INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2152
Piccolo v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2374

Justia Opinion Summary: Piccolo, an officer at the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made a disclosure related to DHS’s practice of releasing unaccompanied alien children to non-fami...

STRAND v. US
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2450
CHRISTY, INC. v. BLACK & DECKER (U.S.), INC.
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2498
CHRISTY, INC. v. BLACK & DECKER (U.S.), INC.
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2499
REYNOLDS PRESTO PRODUCTS INC. v. ITC
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1027
BRUNSWICK CORPORATION v. COBALT BOATS, LLC
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1065
Lifetime Industries, Inc. v. Trim-Lok, Inc.  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1096

Justia Opinion Summary: Lifetime’s patent describes a two-part seal for use in a mobile living quarters (recreational vehicle) with a slide-out room. A slide-out room is formed by extending a portion of the side wall of the RV outward to create...

SOURCE SEARCH TECHNOLOGIES v. KAYAK SOFTWARE CORPORATION
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1384
DULLAS v. OPM
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1683
SHABAZZ v. SHULKIN
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2007
MATHEW v. USPS
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2108
HARRINGTON v. SHULKIN
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2131
ENOVA TECHNOLOGY CORP. v. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY (US)
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1749
O'LEARY v. OPM
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2477
Yanko v. United States  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1177

Justia Opinion Summary: There are 10 federal holidays each year; six are celebrated on Mondays. All federal employees are paid for holidays that fall on a workday but on which the employee is not required to work. 5 C.F.R. 610.405-406. When emp...

MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION v. EVE-USA, INC.
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1470
CARDIAQ VALVE TECHNOLOGIES v. NEOVASC INC.
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1302
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. v. ALL-TAG SECURITY S.A.
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1397
NANTKWEST, INC. v. MATAL
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1794
NANTKWEST, INC. v. MATAL
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1794
VICOR CORPORATION v. SYNQOR, INC.
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2282
Vicor Corp. v. SynQor, Inc.  
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2283

Justia Opinion Summary: SynQor owns several patents directed to a particular architecture for direct current-to-direct current (DC-DC) power converters. Vicor requested, and the Patent and Trademark Office granted, inter partes reexaminations o...

Harris v. United States  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1912

Justia Opinion Summary: Lt. Harris has been an officer in the Navy since 2005. He was arrested by civilian authorities in 2013 for sexual offenses involving minors and was held in confinement until his 2015 conviction and sentencing. Between hi...

Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service  
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1502

Justia Opinion Summary: Return Mail’s patent is directed to processing mail items that are undeliverable due to an inaccurate or obsolete address, using scannable bar codes. Ex parte reexamination resulted in the cancellation of all original cl...

Ultratec, Inc. v. CaptionCall, LLC  
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1706

Justia Opinion Summary: Ultratec sued CaptionCall for infringement of patents concerning systems for assisting deaf or hard-of-hearing users to make phone calls and won damages of $44.1 million. CaptionCall had filed petitions for inter partes...

ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. v. OCTANE FITNESS, LLC
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1047
In re: Stepan Co.  
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1811

Justia Opinion Summary: Stepan’s application is directed to herbicidal formulations containing glyphosate salt with a surfactant system. Surfactants can enhance glyphosate’s effectiveness as an herbicide by providing better leaf-adherence, enha...

COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENTS, LLC v. ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2560
IN RE: CHUDIK
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2673
ALVARADO HOSPITAL, LLC v. COCHRAN
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1356
Alvarado Hospital, LLC v. Cochran  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1356

Justia Opinion Summary: Prime Hospitals provide inpatient services under the Medicare program, submitting payment claims to private contractors, who make initial reimbursement determinations. Prime alleged that many short-stay claims were subje...

GAZELLE v. SHULKIN
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1932
Gazelle v. Shulkin  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1932

Justia Opinion Summary: Gazelle served in the U.S. Army, 1962-1965, and incurred service-connected disabilities. He receives compensation for: degenerative disc disease and joint disease of the cervical spine rated at 20 percent; degenerative d...

Nidec Motor Corp. v. Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co., Ltd.  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2321

Justia Opinion Summary: Nidec’s patent is directed to low-noise heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and includes a permanent magnet electric motor that turns a fan to move air through ductwork. An improved motor controller...

VINCENT v. SHULKIN
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1735
IPCOM GMBH & CO. v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1474
HIGHLAND AL HUJAZ CO., LTD. v. SPEER
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2090
IN RE: WILLIAM D. HOBER, INC.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2181
REMBRANDT GAMING TECHNOLOGIES v. BOYD GAMING CORPORATION
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2249
IN RE: WALTER
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2256
ADAMS v. US
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2296
THOUGHT, INC. v. ORACLE CORPORATION
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2369
GONZALEZ v. NEW LIFE VENTURES, INC.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2622
CRONOS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. EXPEDIA, INC.
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2528
GOLD STANDARD INSTRUMENTS, LLC v. US ENDODONTICS, LLC
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2597
MELVIN v. SHULKIN
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1550
PHILIPPEAUX v. SHULKIN
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1741
GEORGETOWN RAIL 2 EQUIPMENT v. HOLLAND L.P.
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2297
Georgetown Rail Equipment Co. v. Holland L.P.  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2297

Justia Opinion Summary: Georgetown’s patent relates to a system for inspecting the steel tie plates that connect rail tracks to wooden ties, using digital technology. Georgetown's Aurora System uses lasers and cameras mounted on a vehicle to c...

VIDEOSHARE, LLC v. GOOGLE, INC.
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2438
MULTIMEDIA PLUS, INC. v. PLAYERLYNC LLC
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2574
POGOSYAN v. DHS
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1734
Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corp.  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2254

Justia Opinion Summary: Visual’s 740 patent purports to overcome deficiencies in computer systems using a three-tiered memory hierarchy to enhance performance by creating a memory system with programmable operational characteristics that can be...

PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA v. HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2598
IN RE: FRANCIS
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2695
THE HILSINGER COMPANY v. EYEEGO, LLC
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1128
ZIEGLER v. MSPB
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1640
DALE v. NAVY
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2488
C-CATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. ARRIS GROUP, INC.
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2561
CERTUSVIEW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. S & N LOCATING SERVICES, LLC
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2605
LICARI v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1470
PICCONE v. MATAL
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1544
ROSE v. DEFENSE
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1621
RAKOWSKY v. OPM
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1742
LARUE v. SHULKIN
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1923
Airport Road Associates, Ltd. v. United States  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1542

Justia Opinion Summary: Under 42 U.S.C. 1485, the USDA's Rural Housing Service (RHS) makes loans for construction of affordable rental housing. From 1972-1982, each of 10 limited partnerships (with a common general partner, Olsen) entered into...

AIA AMERICA, INC. v. ELI LILLY & COMPANY
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2094
Amgen, Inc.. v. Hospira, Inc..  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, 42 U.S.C. 262, establishes a scheme for adjudicating claims of patent infringement in the FDA's approval of “biological products.” To obtain FDA approval, the sponsor...

In re: North Carolina Lottery  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2558

Justia Opinion Summary: Lottery, a state agency, began operating traditional lottery drawing games and instant lottery scratch-off games in North Carolina in 2006. It introduces new scratch-off games on the first Tuesday of each month and asser...

AIA America, Inc. v. Avid Radiopharmaceuticals  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2647

Justia Opinion Summary: AIA sued Avid for infringement of patents directed to research technologies stemming from the discovery of a genetic mutation that is associated with early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease. Mullan is named as the sole...

Rumsey v. Department of Justice  
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2661

Justia Opinion Summary: Rumsey, a Department of Justice employee, protested grant-making decisions and ultimately went to the media and members of Congress and filed a complaint with the Inspector General, alleging fraud. Her efforts resulted i...

BROWN v. DEFENSE
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1687
JONES v. HHS
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1908
Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1115

Justia Opinion Summary: Romag’s patent and trademark are directed to magnetic snap fasteners and are licensed to a Chinese manufacturer, which supplied ROMAG magnetic snaps for use in handbags manufactured and distributed by Fossil. In 2010, a...

LASNETSKI v. HHS
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1168
GRIESBACH v. DVA
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1510
In re: I.AM.Symbolic, LLC  
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1507

Justia Opinion Summary: Symbolic owns the mark I AM (typed drawing) for “clothing, namely, hats, caps, socks, shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, shorts, pants, sweatpants, jeans, swimwear, swimsuits, beachwear and footwear, namely, shoes...

LI v. MATAL
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1684
Personal Audio, LLC v. Electronic Frontier Foundation.  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1123

Justia Opinion Summary: EFF, a nonprofit organization that advocates in the public interest of consumers of digital technology, requested inter partes review of Personal Audio’s 504 Patent, entitled “System for Disseminating Media Content Repre...

Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United States  
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1253

Justia Opinion Summary: In response to a 2005 petition (19 U.S.C. 1673), the Department of Commerce found that diamond sawblades from China were likely sold in the U.S. at less than fair value. For non-market economy (NME) countries, Commerce b...

DIAMOND SAWBLADES MANUFACTURER v. US
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1254
Homeland Housewares, LLC v. Whirlpool Corp.  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1511

Justia Opinion Summary: Whirlpool’s 688 patent claims a household blender with a pre-programmed, automated blending cycle designed to blend items “quickly and reliably—by repeatedly dropping to a speed slow enough to allow the blender contents...

HENLEY v. MSPB
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2176
ENZO BIOCHEM INC v. APPLERA CORP.
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1881
Lee's Ford Dock, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2308

Justia Opinion Summary: LFD operates a Lake Cumberland, Kentucky marina under a lease from the Army Corps of Engineers, covering approximately 130 acres of water and 36 acres of land. The Lease states: The right is reserved to the United State...

Honeywell International, Inc. v. Mexichem Amanco Holding S.A.  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1996

Justia Opinion Summary: Honeywell’s 366 patent is directed to the use of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoropropene, an unsaturated hydrofluorocarbon compound, and a polyalkylene glycol lubricant in heat transfer systems, such as air conditioning equipment. I...

GEORGETOWN RAIL EQUIPMENT v. HOLLAND L.P.
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2297
HELSINN HEALTHCARE S.A. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1284
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Merus N.V.  
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1346

Justia Opinion Summary: Regeneron accused Merus of infringing the 018 patent. The district court issued an opinion construing various terms and declared one term indefinite. Merus asserted a counterclaim of unenforceability due to inequitable...

AUDATEX NORTH AMERICA, INC. v. MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1913
Earnhardt v. Kerry Earnhardt, Inc.  
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1939

Justia Opinion Summary: Kerry is the CEO of KEI, the son of Dale Earnhardt (a professional race car driver who died in 2001), and the stepson of Teresa. KEI's ventures include the EARNHARDT COLLECTION lifestyle brand. KEI licensed that mark to...

GIULIANO v. SANDISK LLC
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2166
Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. v. Jarrow Formulas, Inc.  
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1814

Justia Opinion Summary: The specifications of the three Soft Gel patents describe a method for dissolving CoQ10. The patented inventions include a composition, a soft gelatin capsule, and a method of making such a soft gelatin capsule, each inv...

NETLIST, INC. v. DIABLO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1742
SPHERIX INCORPORATED v. MATAL
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1790
SPANGLER v. SHULKIN
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1164
LUNAREYE, INC. v. MATAL
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1413
THINK COMPUTER CORPORATION v. SQUARE, INC.
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1818
MACIAS v. ARMY [RULE 36 JUDGMENT]
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2508
FEDORA v. MSPB
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3039
Miskill v. Social Security Administration  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1598

Justia Opinion Summary: Miskill was employed as an IT Specialist with the Social Security Administration for 14 years. Her supervisor proposed to remove Miskill for violations of the time and attendance policy. The Assistant Associate Commissio...

OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO. v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS USA
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1962
VOCKE v. MSPB
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2390
MUSSELMAN v. ARMY
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2522
NUEVOLUTION A/S v. PEDERSEN
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1284
NOBELBIZ, INC. v. GLOBAL CONNECT, L.L.C.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1104
NobelBiz, Inc. v. Global Connect, L.L.C.  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1104

Justia Opinion Summary: NobelBiz alleged infringement of patents titled “System and method for modifying communication information” with identical specifications. The patents relate to “a method for processing a communication between a first p...

Manzanares v. Shulkin  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1946

Justia Opinion Summary: Manzanares served on active duty, 1986-1991. In 1992, she was awarded service connection for a history of stress fractures in both legs, with a non-compensable rating. In 2006, she sought an increased rating. The VA assi...

STANFORD v. US
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1990
HENLEY v. MSPB
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2176
INSTRADENT USA, INC. v. ITC
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2336
ELEVEN ENGINEERING, INC. v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2439
HJS EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGY v. BASF CORPORATION
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2440
SWEETING v. MSPB
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2540
The Container Store v. United States  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1666

Justia Opinion Summary: Container Store’s top tracks and hanging standards, components of its elfa® modular storage and organization system, were imported through Houston in 2007-2008. Customs liquidated the merchandise under Harmonized Tariff...

CHAKY v. SHULKIN
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1280
Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2066

Justia Opinion Summary: Millennium developed the patented product for the treatment of oncology diseases, particularly multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. The product has the brand name Velcade®. Sandoz and others filed abbreviated new d...

HTC CORPORATION v. CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1858
Petro-Hunt, L.L.C. v. United States  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1981

Justia Opinion Summary: Louisiana law recognizes the right to extract minerals separately from ownership of the land (mineral servitudes). Servitudes generally revert back to the landowner if not used for 10 years. The servitudes at issue were...

POLO GEAR INTELLECTUAL v. PRL USA HOLDINGS, INC.
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2478
JONES v. HHS
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1353
FRANKLIN-MASON v. US
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1985
Johnson v. Shulkin  
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2144

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson served in the Army, 1970-1971. In 2008, the VA granted Johnson a 30% rating for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a 10% rating for tinea corporis, a skin condition which Johnson described as jungle rot un...

DIGGS v. SHULKIN
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2243
BAKA v. DOJ
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2351
SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2573
RIVERA v. SSA
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1585
WARRENDER v. OPM
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1679
DIAMOND v. SHULKIN
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1781
BATES v. US
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1831
KEEN v. MSPB
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1541
APEX FROZEN FOODS PRIVATE LTD. v. US
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2085
TRANSPERFECT GLOBAL, INC. v. MATAL
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1121
SOLIS v. MSPB
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1726
Apex Frozen Foods Private Ltd. v. United States  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1789, 15-2085

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Commerce issued final results in the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warm water shrimp from India. Using the “average-to-transaction” methodology with z...

CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. v. APPLE, INC.
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1916
CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC. v. GOOGLE, INC.
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2430
IN RE: RAVIN
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1112
WRIGHT v. US
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1752
GOOGLE INC. v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1543
Genband US LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Corp.  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1148

Justia Opinion Summary: Genband sells products and services that help telecommunications companies offer voice communications services over Internet Protocol networks (VoIP services) and owns patents related to its offerings. Metaswitch sells t...

IPCom GmbH & Co. v. HTC Corp.  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1474

Justia Opinion Summary: IPCom’s 830 patent describes and claims a method and system for handing over a mobile phone call from one base station to another base station. After IPCom sued HTC for infringement, HTC successfully requested that the U...

HITACHI METALS, LTD. v. ALLIANCE OF RARE-EARTH
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1824
PARALLEL NETWORKS, LLC v. KAYAK SOFTWARE CORPORATION
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1681
AdjustaCam, LLC v. Newegg, Inc.  
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1882

Justia Opinion Summary: AdjustaCam’s patent, which issued in 1999, discloses a camera clip that supports a camera both on a flat surface and when attached to a computer monitor. AdjutaCam’s infringement litigation against Newegg included a Mar...

SHINN FU COMPANY OF AMERICA v. TIRE HANGER CORPORATION
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2250
Maverick Tube Corp. v. United States  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2330

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commerce Department conducted an antidumping investigation into Turkish oil country tubular goods, 19 U.S.C. 1677b(a)(1)(B)(i). When calculating the dumping margin, if a foreign country would normally impose an impor...

Adams v. United States  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2361

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants, current and former employees of the U.S. Secret Service, alleged that, as a result of new practices, the government denied them the two consecutive days off from work to which they were entitled under 5 U.S.C...

Stanford University v. Chinese University of Hong Kong  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2011

Justia Opinion Summary: The claims at issue involve testing methods for fetal aneuploidies, conditions in which a fetus either has an abnormally high number of chromosomes (e.g., Down’s syndrome) or an abnormally low number (e.g., Turner’s synd...

Nantkwest, Inc. v. Matal  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1794

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Dr. Klingemann filed a patent application directed to a method of treating cancer by administering natural killer cells. After years of examination, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) rejected...

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. v. STRAIGHT PATH IP GROUP, INC.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2004
PRISM TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. T-MOBILE USA, INC.
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2031
CHAFFIN v. BRADEN
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2572
EDMONDSON v. SHULKIN
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1591
Storer v. Clark  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1802

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent, covering methods of treating hepatitis C by administering compounds having a specific chemical and stereochemical structure, issued on a final application filed on June 27, 2003, by the inventor, Storer. In a...

CAQUELIN v. US
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1663
HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC. v. AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1906
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. ERICSSON INC.
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1955
POPE v. NAVY
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2106
GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION v. SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2135
NexLearn, LLC v. Allen Interactions, Inc.  
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2170

Justia Opinion Summary: NexLearn sued Allen in Kansas, alleging patent infringement and breach of contract. The companies had entered into a nondisclosure agreement to allow Allen to try NexLearn’s software, SimWriter®. Allen accessed SimWriter...

COLE KEPRO INTERNATIONAL, LLC v. VSR INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2258
PRECISION STANDARD, INC. v. US DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1045
Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics. LLC  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1766

Justia Opinion Summary: When an artery is damaged or inflamed, the body releases the enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO). Prior art taught that MPO could be detected in an atherosclerotic plaque or lesion that required a surgically invasive method; co...

Outdry Technologies Corp. v. Geox S.P.A.  
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1769

Justia Opinion Summary: Outdry’s 171 patent claims methods of waterproofing leather, particularly for the manufacture of shoes, clothes, or leather accessories. The specification discloses prior art methods of waterproofing leather shoes, incl...

EMERACHEM HOLDINGS, LLC v. VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1984
EmeraChem Holdings, LLC v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.  
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1984

Justia Opinion Summary: EmeraChem’s 758 patent claims methods for regenerating a devitalized catalyst/absorber that has absorbed and oxidized nitrates and nitrites after exposure to pollutants in the combustion gases of engines by passing a reg...

Disabled American Veterans v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs  
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1493

Justia Opinion Summary: Presumptive service connection exists for veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War and have chronic: undiagnosed illness; medically unexplained chronic multisymptom illness (MUCMI); or any diagnosed illness as determi...

NAVICO INC. v. ITC
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1533
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. ITC
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1572
PLL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. XILINX, INC.
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2219
PURDUE PHARMA, L.P. v. RECRO TECHNOLOGY LLC
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2260
VEHICLE INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIE v. JAGUAR LAND ROVER
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2537
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. ITC
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2584
MCDERMOTT v. USPS
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1258
CORRIGAN v. US
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1471
RANDOLPH v. US
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1477
NYABWA v. US
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1565
FLYING HORSE v. US
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1620
ESKRIDGE v. SHULKIN
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1700
EMC CORPORATION v. ZERTO INC.
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1856
One-E-Way, Inc. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2105

Justia Opinion Summary: One-E-Way filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, alleging infringement of its patents, which disclose a wireless digital audio system designed to let people use wireless headphones privately, without...

CHAGANTI v. LEE
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2133
CLARKE v. SHULKIN
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2420
MACON v. OOC
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1026
PIONEER RESERVE, LLC v. US
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1095
NURI v. MSPB
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1462
MALCOLM v. US
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1543
MICHAEL v. SHULKIN
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1569
WHITTAKER v. DVA
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1656
RICHMOND v. COLEMAN CABLE, LLC
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1773
HTC CORPORATION v. CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIP.
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1859
Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Westlake Services  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2001

Justia Opinion Summary: CAC’s patent includes both system and method claims directed to “provid[ing] financing for allowing a customer to purchase a product selected from an inventory of products maintained by a dealer.” In one embodiment, the...

JOHNSON v. MSPB
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1022
BELING v. ENNIS, INC.
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1542
LEWIS v. US
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1745
Snyder v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1529

Justia Opinion Summary: Snyder represented a veteran, Beck, under a 2001 fee agreement (38 U.S.C. 5904). Eight months later, Snyder requested the Board of Veterans’ Appeals to cancel his fee agreement. In 2003 the VA awarded past-due benefits...

Wyandot Nation of Kansas v. United States  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1654

Justia Opinion Summary: The Wyandot Nation of Kansas, a Native American tribe allegedly tracing its ancestry to the Historic Wyandot Nation, claims to be a federally recognized Indian tribe and a successor-in-interest to treaties between the Hi...

Lyons v. American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2055

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Lyons and Gillette discussed possibly forming a veterinary specialist organization (VSO) for treating athletic animals. For American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation, veterinarians must form an orga...

New World International, Inc. v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2097

Justia Opinion Summary: The District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismissed, for lack of personal jurisdiction, New World’s declaratory judgment complaint against FGTL, a wholly owned subsidiary of the automaker Ford Motor Company....

Tartaglia v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2226

Justia Opinion Summary: Tartaglia served as Chief of Police at the Veterans Administration Hampton Virginia Medical Center. The VA proposed Tartaglia’s removal based on Abuse of Authority” (six specifications); “Lack of Candor” (two specificati...

BRENNDOERFER v. USPS
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1085
AHURUONYE v. INTERIOR
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1503
ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY v. NAVY
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1260
Skky, Inc. v. MindGeek, S.A.R.L.  
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Skky’s patent describes a method for delivering audio and/or visual files to a wireless device, stating that existing devices required music or video clips to be either factory-installed, or downloaded through a direct I...

WILSON v. AGRICULTURE
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1587
SALAHUDDIN v. MSPB
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1654
SECURE AXCESS, LLC v. PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1353
CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. v. ORACLE CORPORATION
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1930
CROSSROADS SYSTEMS, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2017
GORDON v. OPM
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1165
MAYERS v. MSPB
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1519
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A.  
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1397

Justia Opinion Summary: The 555 patent relates to anti-theft tags that are attached to merchandise and deactivated when the goods are purchased. The accused tags are manufactured in Europe and imported into the U.S. Checkpoint brought an infrin...

Evans v. Building Materials Corp.  
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2427

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, RNB and GAF entered into an agreement under which GAF would promote RNB’s “Roof N Box” product, a three-dimensional roofing model, to building construction contractors affiliated with GAF. The agreement required...

Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations, LLC v. Guardian Protection Services, Inc.  
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2521

Justia Opinion Summary: Rothschild alleged that ADS’s home security system infringed its 090 patent. Rothschild has filed numerous lawsuits against others alleging infringement of the 090 patent. ADS filed an answer and counterclaims and sent R...

SUNTEC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. v. US
Date: June 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2093
Preston v. Nagel  
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1524

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued Nagel in Massachusetts Superior Court alleging 15 state-law claims. Nagel answered the complaint and filed 11 counterclaims under the Declaratory Judgment Act seeking declarations of non-infringement of s...

SWARTWOUDT v. DHS
Date: June 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2724
IN RE: NUVASIVE, INC.
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1841
US v. AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE CO.
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1258
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1361
Kitlinski v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: May 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1498

Justia Opinion Summary: Kitlinski, employed by the DEA and a Coast Guard reservist, was recalled to active duty. For an extended period, he served full-time at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. He filed complaints under the Uniformed...

CARABALLO v. US
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1628
Maverick Tube Corp. v. United States  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1649

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, domestic producers of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) filed a petition with the Department Commerce alleging that the Government of Turkey (GOT) was providing countervailable subsidies to domestic exporters. Co...

Suntec Industries Co., Ltd. v. United States  
Date: May 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2093

Justia Opinion Summary: Mid Continent Nail requested that the Department of Commerce initiate a third administrative review of its anti-dumping duty order covering certain steel nails from China. Mid Continent did not serve the request directly...

United States v. American Home Assurance Co.  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: AHAC, a surety, secured importers’ importation of preserved mushrooms and crawfish tail meat from China by issuing single transaction and continuous entry bonds in 2001 and 2002. The bonds obligated the importers and AHA...

Ollis v. Shulkin  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1315

Justia Opinion Summary: Ollis, a veteran, sought disability benefits under 38 U.S.C. 1151, which provides benefits for certain injuries incurred as a result of VA medical care. Ollis suffers from atrial fibrillation and claims a disability resu...

Halo Eelectronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc.  
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2006

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found that Pulse directly infringed Halo’s patents with products that it shipped into the U.S. and induced others to infringe those patents with products delivered outside the U.S. that ultimately were imported in...

TWIN PEAKS SOFTWARE v. IBM CORPORATION
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2177
GORDON v. OPM
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1165
Lee v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1232

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Lee began an appointment under the Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. Before that appointment. Lee had completed almost six year...

Joseph Phelps Vineyards, LLC v. Fairmont Holdings, LLC  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1089

Justia Opinion Summary: Joseph Phelps Vineyards has produced and sold wines bearing the trademark INSIGNIA since 1978. In 2012, Fairmont received federal registration for the mark ALEC BRADLEY STAR INSIGNIA for cigars and cigar products. On Vin...

MILO & GABBY LLC v. AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1290
Rivera v. International Trade Commission  
Date: May 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1841

Justia Opinion Summary: The 320 patent describes single-brew coffee machines, such as the Keurig® system, and purports to address the incompatibility between pod-based and cartridge-based systems. The invention “more particularly relates to an...

Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd.  
Date: May 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1645

Justia Opinion Summary: Apicore owns, and Mylan Is the exclusive licensee of, the 992, 616, and 050 patents, which relate to isosulfan blue (ISB), a triarylmethane dye used to map lymph nodes. The 992 and 616 patents (together, “the process pat...

BARNA v. US
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2588
Arcelormittal v. AK Steel Corp.  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1357

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, ArcelorMittal sued (050 case), alleging infringement of the 805 patent. A jury found that Defendants did not infringe and that the asserted claims were invalid as anticipated and obvious. The Federal Circuit...

TOSHIBA CORPORATION v. OPTICAL DEVICES, LLC
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2012
IN RE: MEDICAL BIOMECH PARTNERSHIP
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2159
PRASAD v. OPM
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2267
EASYWEB INNOVATIONS, LLC v. TWITTER, INC.
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2066
DAVIS v. SHULKIN
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1435
SHU v. MSPB
Date: May 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1440
Nova Chemicals Corp. v. Dow Chemical Co.  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1576

Justia Opinion Summary: District court properly awarded “exceptional case” legal fees. In 2005, Dow filed an infringement action against NOVA, which argued that its product did not infringe and that Dow lacked standing because it had transferre...

Aylus Networks, Inc. v. Apple Inc.  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1599

Justia Opinion Summary: Statements made by the patent owner during an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, whether before or after an institution decision, can be relied upon to support a finding of prosecution disclaimer. Aylus’s patent “prov...

E2INTERACTIVEv. BLACKHAWK NETWORK
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1775
LINKGINE, INC. v. VIGLINK, INC.
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2087
Rovalma, S.A. v. Bohler-Edelstahl GMBH & Co. KG  
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2233

Justia Opinion Summary: Patent Board did not adequately explain why it accepted patent holder’s claim construction, but nonetheless found the claims unpatentable. Rovalma’s patent describes and claims methods for making steels with certain desi...

CASCADES PROJECTION LLC v. EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Date: May 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1517
IN RE: NUVASIVE, INC.
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1838
IN RE: NUVASIVE, INC.
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1839
IN RE: NUVASIVE, INC.
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1842
Cisco Systems, Inc. v. Cirrex Systems, LLC  
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1143

Justia Opinion Summary: Claims in patent relating to fiber optic communication signals were unpatentable for lack of written description support. Cirrex’s 082 patent is directed to the field of fiber optic communication signals that use light e...

In re: AT&T Intellectual Property II  
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1830

Justia Opinion Summary: AT&T’s patent is directed to a method of compressing and transmitting transform coefficients in a manner that does not rely on scanning the coefficients in any particular order; all of the coefficients in a block are tra...

IN RE: FERNANDEZ
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2611
SPENGLER v. US
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2662
TIKHONOV v. MSPB
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1374
GIORDANI v. SHULKIN
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1467
MUNOZ-PEREZ v. SHULKIN
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1485
Helman v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3086

Justia Opinion Summary: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA) provisions vesting significant authority in administrative judges violates Appointments Clause. In 2014, Congress investigated reports that senior executives in the...

Starr International Co. v. United States  
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5103

Justia Opinion Summary: Shareholders lacked standing to challenge, as an illegal exaction, U.S. government’s acquisition of AIG stock as loan collateral. In 2008, during one of the worst financial crises of the last century, American Internatio...

NESTLE USA, INC. v. STEUBEN FOODS, INC.
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1750
PARRA v. DHS
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1797
IPVENTURE, INC. v. FEDEX CORPORATION
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1911
Garco Construction, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army  
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1936

Justia Opinion Summary: Tightened security at base, preventing access by contractor's ex-felon employees, did not justify contract adjustment. Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, houses intercontinental ballistic missiles. Garco'...

NEXUSCARD, INC. v. THE KROGER CO.
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2074
INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES CORP v. ENOVATE MEDICAL, LLC
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2153
ATLAS IP, LLC v. COMMONWEALTH EDISON CO.
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2203
IN RE: LIPPERT
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2255
MIT v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2358
SINGH v. USPS
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2668
SHIRE DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. CADILA HEALTHCARE LIMITED
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1048
IN RE: PONIATOWSKI
Date: May 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1346
Boomerang Tube LLC v. United States  
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1554

Justia Opinion Summary: Trade Court abused its discretion in waiving the exhaustion requirement in appeal of antidumping order. The Department Commerce initiated an investigation into whether oil country tubular goods (OCTGs) from Saudi Arabia...

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. ERICSSON INC.
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1739
Adkins v. United States  
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1961

Justia Opinion Summary: Determination of tax year for theft loss depends on multiple factors. The Adkinses invested in securities through a company that was actually operating a “pump and dump” scheme. At their 2000 peak, the Adkinses’ investm...

MENDEZ v. US
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1236
PEET v. SHULKIN
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1493
THOMPSON v. SHULKIN
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1563
In re: Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC  
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1092

Justia Opinion Summary: Pre-AIA section 317(b) precluded argument that Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) was prohibited from maintaining reexamination of multiple claims where court upheld only two claims in parallel litigation. King requested...

In re: Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC  
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1173

Justia Opinion Summary: Estoppel provision of section 317(b) did not prohibit the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) from maintaining a reexamination after court's dismissal, without prejudice, of invalidity claims..Apple requested reexamination...

BRAINTREE LABS. v. BRECKENRIDGE PHARM.
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1731
SYNOPSYS, INC. v. ATOPTECH, INC.
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1956
GODADDY.COM, LLC v. RPOST COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2335
TOPSNIK v. US
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2405
HARRIS v. US
Date: May 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1233
MOORE v. US
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2092
WANG v. PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC.
Date: May 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1420
BATSON v. SHULKIN
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1357
NANTKWEST, INC. v. LEE
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2095
BATSON v. SHULKIN
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1723
INTERVET INC. v. E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO.
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2131
WALLACE v. ARMY
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2295
Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.  
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1284

Justia Opinion Summary: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act did not change the statutory meaning of “on sale” under 35 U.S.C. 102, in a case involving patents that were ready for patenting and subject to an invalidating contract for sale prior...

EMC CORPORATION v. CLOUDING CORP.
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1999
Dellew Corp. v. United States  
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2304

Justia Opinion Summary: Comments that the Court of Federal Claims made during a hearing, before the government’s corrective action materially altered the relationship between the parties, were not sufficient to qualify the contractor as a “prev...

REOFORCE, INC. v. US
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5084
RecogniCorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co., Ltd.  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1499

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed judgment on the pleadings, finding claims in RecogniCorp’s 303 Patent, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Encoding/Decoding Image Data,” patent-ineligible. The patent teaches a method and app...

Nichia Corp. v. Everlight Americas, Inc.  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1585

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s refusal to enter a permanent injunction against Everlight after finding that Everlight had infringed three of Nichia’s patents and that the patents were not invalid. The...

Call Henry, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1732

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed dismissal of a claim against the U.S. government, finding that the government had no contractual obligation to reimburse plaintiff’s pension withdrawal liability costs, incurred under the Mul...

Northwest Title Agency, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2158

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the United States in Northwest Title Agency’s (NWTA) suit based on contracts, under which NWTA provided closing services for homes owned by the Department of Hous...

8x8, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1959

Justia Opinion Summary: 8x8 provides telephone services via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Customers use a digital terminal adapter, containing 8x8’s proprietary firmware and software. Customers’ calls are switched to traditional lines...

Monk v. Shulkin  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-7092

Justia Opinion Summary: Monk served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. In 2012, Monk sought VA disability benefits, alleging service-connected PTSD, diabetes, hypertension, and strokes. The VA denied the claim, finding that his discha...

Snyder v. Department of the Navy  
Date: April 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1940

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2013 Department of Defense (DOD) budget was cut by $37 billion halfway through Fiscal Year 2013. The Secretary of Defense directed DOD managers to prepare to furlough most civilian employees for up to 11 workdays, w...

DUKE UNIVERSITY v. BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC.
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1106
SECURUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. GLOBAL TEL LINK CORPORATION
Date: April 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1992
SKEDCO, INC. v. STRATEGIC OPERATIONS, INC.
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1349
AUTOLIV ASP, INC. v. HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1895
SYNOPSYS, INC. v. ATOPTECH, INC.
Date: April 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1956
PAICE LLC v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1411
PAICE LLC v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1746
Fairchild (Taiwan) Corp. v. Power Integrations, Inc.  
Date: April 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1002

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Fairchild charged Power Integrations with infringement of patents, including the 972 patent. The jury rejected an argument that the 972 patent claims were invalid under 35 U.S.C. 103 in view of prior art and fo...

HAGE v. US
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1330
IPR LICENSING, INC. v. ZTE CORPORATION
Date: April 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1374
WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC v. AUDI AG
Date: April 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1947
GANTT v. SSA
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3115
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. ERICSSON INC.
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1803
Banks v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: April 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1242

Justia Opinion Summary: Banks was hired by the VA in July 2015. Her appointment was in the excepted service and was subject to a one-year probationary period. In March 2016, the VA notified Banks that it planned to terminate her due to performa...

Rembrandt Wireless Technologies, LP v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1729

Justia Opinion Summary: Rembrandt sued for infringement of two patents that share a specification and claim priority to a provisional application filed in 1997, describing “a system and method of communication in which multiple modulation metho...

Phil-Insul Corp. v. Airlite Plastics C0.  
Date: April 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1982

Justia Opinion Summary: IntegraSpec’s 933 Patent originally issued in 1995 and underwent ex parte reexaminations before the Patent & Trademark Office in 2010 and 2014. The patent is directed to ICFs, which are expanded polystyrene foam blocks...

Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2037

Justia Opinion Summary: Core’s 143 patent recites a mobile station, such as a mobile telephone, that is connected to a cellular system or network. It is directed to means for sending packet data from the mobile station to the network using a se...

IN RE: APPLE INC.
Date: April 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1402
Novartis AG v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Limited  
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1352

Justia Opinion Summary: Navartis’s 283 patent relates to a solid pharmaceutical composition suitable for oral administration, comprising a sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) receptor agonist and a sugar alcohol, which the patent explains is useful f...

TORO v. US
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1960
PRESERVATION WELLNESS v. ALLSCRIPTS HEALTHCARE
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2193
GRAVELLE v. KABA ILCO CORPORATION
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2318
ALI v. CARNEGIE INSTITUTION
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2320
PAPST LICENSING GMBH & CO. KG v. XILINX, INC.
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2323
LEVY v. DHS
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1034
THOMAS v. LABOR
Date: April 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1191
ZAGG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY v. TECH 21 UK LTD.
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1976
INTEGRATED CLAIMS SYSTEMS, LLC v. TRAVELERS LLOYDS OF TEXAS
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2163
Diaz v. United States  
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2501

Justia Opinion Summary: Diaz submitted an unsolicited proposal to the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (IHEODTD) pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.6. An IHEODTD...

BROWN v. OPM
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1160
EL MALIK v. SHULKIN
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1167
GREGORY v. SHULKIN
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1262
BELL v. SHULKIN
Date: April 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1354
CASTILLO v. SHULKIN
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1539
ETHOX CHEMICALS, LLC v. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1786
GAETA v. SHULKIN
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1812
RELYANT, LLC v. SPEER
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2038
IN RE: MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2306
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY v. SUN PHARMA GLOBAL FZE
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2325
SUDRANSKI v. SHULKIN
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1091
STAPLES v. MSPB
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1113
DAROSA v. MSPB
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1152
COHENS v. SHULKIN
Date: April 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1195
Becker v. Office of Personnel Management  
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1365

Justia Opinion Summary: During Mayberry’s tenure as a civilian employee with the FBI, he elected Becker to receive survivor benefits under the Federal Employees Retirement System upon his death. They were married for less than nine months and...

WILLIAMSON v. CITRIX ONLINE, LLC
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1714
HAQUE v. US
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2429
KENYON v. US
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2549
HAQUE v. US
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2717
MONTALVO v. MSPB
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1081
GRAYTON v. SSA
Date: April 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1349
The Medicines Co. v. Mylan, Inc.  
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1113

Justia Opinion Summary: Bivalirudin is a synthetic peptide used to prevent blood clotting in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Bivalirudin’s pharmacological properties were known before the filing of Medicines’ 727 and 343 patents an...

SCOTT v. MSPB
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3210
ACKERSON v. SHULKIN
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1486
NET TALK.COM, INC. v. MAGICJACK VOCALTEC LTD.
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1683
HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC. v. MOVEA, INC.
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1738
IN RE: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1839
MANIGAULT v. SHULKIN
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1851
SKILLSURVEY, INC. v. CHECKSTER LLC
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1994
AMERISOURCEBERGEN v. FFF ENTERPRISES, INC.
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2025
WHITE KNUCKLE GAMING v. ELECTRONIC ARTS
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2286
OPEN PARKING, LLC v. PARKME, INC.
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2370
RODRIGUEZ v. MSPB
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2682
JONES v. HHS
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1055
FRAZIER v. US
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1326
MCDELL v. ARMY
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1345
HARVEY v. US
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1394
JONES v. US
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2232
THOMPSON v. MSPB
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1038
MORGAN v. US
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1206
GUO v. LEE
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1244
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC v. GOOGLE INC.
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1812
DISTRICARGO, INC. v. US
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1812
MEDTRONIC, INC. v. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1996
Wasica Finance GMBH v. Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2078

Justia Opinion Summary: Wasica’s (now-expired) 524 patent describes systems for monitoring tire pressure in vehicles. The patent addresses problems with inaccuracy in prior art by synchronizing components of the tire pressure system. In two in...

Agility Public Warehousing Co. KSCP v. Mattis  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1265

Justia Opinion Summary: The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), a sub-agency of the Defense Logistics Agency, issued a solicitation for an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity commercial item contract to provide food and non-food prod...

Novartis AG v. Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc.  
Date: April 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1678

Justia Opinion Summary: The Novartis Patents-in-Suit belong to the same patent family, entitled “TTS Containing an Antioxidant,” and disclose a “[p]harmaceutical composition comprising” a compound commonly known as rivastigmine “in free base or...

ASETEK DANMARK v. CMI USA INC.
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1026
ASETEK DANMARK v. CMI USA INC.
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1026
DISTRICARGO, INC. v. US
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2192
LOYD v. SHULKIN
Date: March 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1382
LOYD v. SHULKIN
Date: March 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1382
HUSTER v. J2 CLOUD SERVICES, INC.
Date: March 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1639
Meridian Products, LLC v. United States  
Date: March 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1730

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Meridian asked the U.S. Department of Commerce to issue a scope ruling that certain aluminum trim kit packages did not fall within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders (19 U.S.C. 1671(a)(1...

GOOGLE INC. v. SIMPLEAIR, INC.
Date: March 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1901
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. COMMERCE BANCSHARES, INC.
Date: March 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1519
In re: Chudik  
Date: March 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1817

Justia Opinion Summary: The 631 application, entitled “Glenoid Implant for Minimally Invasive Shoulder Replacement Surgery,” describes an invention related to “rotator cuff sparing procedures and associated devices for shoulder replacement surg...

TMC FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM, LLC v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Date: March 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2122
University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tuschl patents relate to RNA interference, a process for “silencing” genes from expressing the proteins they encode, which may be useful in treating various diseases. In 2000, before the invention was reduced to prac...

ICON HEALTH AND FITNESS, INC. v. STRAVA, INC.
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1475
TVIIM, LLC v. McAfee, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1562

Justia Opinion Summary: TVIIM’s 168 patent, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Assessing the Security of a Computer,” describes “a security system which identifies security vulnerabilities and discrepancies for a computing system.” The patent b...

Boyd v. Office of Personnel Management  
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1078

Justia Opinion Summary: Boyd worked for the Postal Service, 1985-2010. In 2011, she sought disability retirement benefits under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved her application, s...

ENOVA TECHNOLOGY CORP. v. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY (US)
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1287
ADVANCED GROUND INFORMATION v. LIFE360, INC.
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1332
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1401
IN RE: KATAKIS
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1695
HIME v. SHULKIN
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2123
IN RE: CHUDIK
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2171
VOTER VERIFIED, INC. v. PREMIER ELECTION SOLUTIONS
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2272
NORDOCK, INC. v. SYSTEMS INC.
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1762
Bayer Cropscience AG v. Dow Agrosciences LLC  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1854

Justia Opinion Summary: The patents-in-suit relate to soybeans genetically engineered to tolerate herbicide, and, particularly, to the Bayer-developed dmmg gene. The parties disagreed over the scope of Bayer’s license of the patents to MS Tech,...

CARSON v. MSPB
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3135
Reoforce, Inc. v. United States  
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-5084

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1980s, Simonson began exploring for deposits of pumicite, a porous volcanic rock, which he thought had potential commercial applications. Simonson found high quality pumicite in Kern County and located 23 mining...

ALLERGAN, INC. v. SANDOZ, INC.
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1085
IN RE: AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1756
TOMITA TECHNOLOGIES USA, LLC v. NINTENDO CO., LTD.
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2015
AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2022
ERESEARCHTECHNOLOGY, INC. v. CRF, INC.
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2281
EVIE'S CATERING, INC. v. US
Date: March 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2342
Mentor Graphics Corp. v. EVE-USA, Inc.  
Date: March 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1470

Justia Opinion Summary: The patents involves simulation/emulation technology. In 1998, Mentor filed the application that would become the 376 patent. The inventors, Mentor employees, assigned the invention to Mentor; they subsequently left Ment...

PRISM TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P.
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1456
CLARILOGIC, INC. v. FORMFREE HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1781
BEAR CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1805
COFFELT v. NVIDIA CORPORATION
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1119
SCOFIELD v. SHULKIN
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1146
JONES v. SHULKIN
Date: March 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1163
Russian Recovery Fund Limited v. United States  
Date: March 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1718

Justia Opinion Summary: Non-Russian investors could not invest directly in Russian sovereign debt but could invest in derivative credit-linked notes (CLNs), sold by banks. When Russia defaulted on its sovereign debt in 1998, CLNs lost nearly al...