2018 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 761

In re: Marco Guldenaar Holding B.V.  
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2465

Justia Opinion Summary: Marco Guldenaar filed the provisional application from which the 196 patent application claims priority in 2010. The 196 patent application, entitled “Casino Game and a Set of Six-Face Cubic Colored Dice,” relates to “di...

FEDERICO v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2564
Hansen v. Department of Homeland Security  
Date: December 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2584

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a positive drug test, DHS removed Hansen from his position as an Information Technology Specialist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. After failing the drug test, Hansen had submitted a letter to the agenc...

OLSON v. HHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1467
VIVINT, INC. v. ALARM.COM INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2218
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2429
STOCKTON EAST WATER DISTRICT v. US
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2431
CHART TRADING DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. INTERACTIVE BROKERS LLC
Date: December 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1102
Spineology, Inc. v. Wright Medical Technology Inc.  
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1276

Justia Opinion Summary: Spineology’s patent describes an “expandable reamer” for use in orthopedic surgery. Wright manufactures a reamer known as the X-REAM®. In 2015, Spineology sued Wright, alleging the X-REAM® infringes its patent. The dist...

TAHA v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1879
IN RE: LAWRENCE FOODS, INC.
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1060
IN RE: TROPP [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2503
WARNER CHILCOTT (US), LLC v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1241
SolarWorld Americas, Inc. v. United States  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012 the Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order, covering Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China. In 2014, Commerce initiate...

Hansen-Sorensen v. Wilkie  
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2418

Justia Opinion Summary: Hansen served in the Army National Guard for six years, which included, at the start of his service in 1959, 182 days of active duty for training. Hansen died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 1998. In 2009, hi...

ALLEN v. MSPB [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1649
UVA PATENT FOUNDATION v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2467
UNISONE STRATEGIC IP, INC. v. LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2471
VirnetX Inc. v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2490

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2015, Apple filed two petitions for inter partes review of the 696 patent, challenging certain claims as obvious. VirnetX filed responses arguing that prior art reference RFC 2401 was not a printed publicati...

STRYKER CORPORATION v. ZIMMER, INC.
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2541
UMBANET, INC. v. EPSILON DATA MANAGEMENT, LLC
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2556
KOWA COMPANY, LTD. v. AMNEAL PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1051
DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL, LLC v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1209
GRAVELLE v. KABA ILCO CORPORATION [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1937
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.. v. Plano Encryption Technologies, LLC  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2700

Justia Opinion Summary: PET, a Texas LLC registered to do business throughout Texas, has its registered address in Plano, which is in the Eastern District of Texas. The Banks all have their principal offices or branches or customers in the Nort...

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2173

Justia Opinion Summary: When the patent owner filed for the 772 patent, the law defined the patent term as 17 years from the date the patent issued. The law was later amended to define the patent term as expiring 20 years from the patent’s earl...

Novartis AG v. Ezra Ventures LLC  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2284

Justia Opinion Summary: Ezra filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Novartis’s multiple sclerosis drug, Gilenya®. Novartis sued for infringement, asserting the 229 patent. Because the 229 patent was filed befo...

ADVANCED MARKETING SYSTEMS v. WALGREEN CO.
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2288
Laerdal Medical Corp. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2445

Justia Opinion Summary: Laerdal, which manufactures and distributes medical devices, filed a complaint at the International Trade Commission asserting violations of 19 U.S.C. 1337 by infringement of Laerdal’s patents, trademarks, trade dress, a...

RAMIREZ v. DHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1098
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT v. US
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1294
IN RE: DOWNING [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1795
AHURUONYE v. INTERIOR [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2163
GROBER v. MAKO PRODUCTS, INC.
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1507
PARTHENON UNIFIED MEMORY ARCH. v. HTC CORP.
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2635
BLAST MOTION, INC. v. IANCU
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1067
ORTEGON v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1159
RILEY v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2060
MARTINEZ v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2153
BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. IL v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1511
BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. IL v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: December 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1813
HUDICK v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2234
IN RE: BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG
Date: November 30, 2018
Docket Number: 19-108
VICTAULIC COMPANY v. IANCU [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2424
Maxchief Investments Ltd. v. Wok & Pan, Ind., Inc.  
Date: November 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1121

Justia Opinion Summary: Maxchief has its principal place of business in China and distributes one of the plastic tables it manufactures (UT-18) exclusively through Meco, which is located in Tennessee. Meco sells the UT-18 tables to retailers. W...

DBN HOLDING, INC. v. ITC [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2128
Schlafly v. Saint Louis Brewery, LLC  
Date: November 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1468

Justia Opinion Summary: Saint Louis Brewery (SLB), a craft brewery founded in 1989 by Thomas Schlafly and Daniel Kopman, began selling beer with the SCHLAFLY logo in 1991 and asserts that it “has continuously sold beer under its SCHLAFLY tradem...

VETERANS CONTRACTING GROUP v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1410
Enplas Display Device Corp. v. Seoul Semiconductor Co.  
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2599

Justia Opinion Summary: Seoul's asserted patents are directed to methods of backlighting display panels, particularly LED displays used in televisions, laptop computers, and other electronics. The 209 patent teaches, “uniform illumination is di...

Katzin v. United States  
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Federal Claims held that the government effected a physical taking of a 10-acre peninsula on the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico, when the Fish and Wildlife Service faxed its claim of ownership to a gun mou...

PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC. v. FINJAN, INC.
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2314
AMAZON.COM, INC. v. ZITOVAULT, LLC
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2147
Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. v. f'real Foods, LLC  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1274

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent, entitled “Rinseable splash shield and method of use,” discloses a vessel for containing contents to be mixed that is positioned in a mixing machine and a splash shield that is positioned to shield the opening...

Ancora Technologies, Inc. v. HTC America, Inc.  
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1404

Justia Opinion Summary: Ancora’s 941 patent, entitled “Method of Restricting Software Operation Within a License Limitation,” describes and claims methods of limiting a computer’s running of software not authorized for that computer to run. It...

GALLAGHER v. WILKIE
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1523
Kerr v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2538

Justia Opinion Summary: Kerr was employed by the federal agency since 1980. Following adverse personnel actions, Kerr alleged sex and religious discrimination and retaliation before the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity office. Kerr subseq...

Omaha Steaks International, Inc. v. Greater Omaha Packing Co.  
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1152

Justia Opinion Summary: Around 1959, the company started doing business as Omaha Steaks. It has multiple trademark registrations that include the words “Omaha Steaks" and spent over $50 million in 2012 and 2013, on domestic advertising of its b...

MAY v. WILKIE
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2157
Arcelormittal Atlantique v. AK Steel Corp.  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1637

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s asserted RE940 patent, a reissue of its 805 patent, relates to boron steel sheets with an aluminum-based coating that, when hot-stamped, become highly mechanically resistant. In 2010, plaintiff sued AK Steel...

WHATSAPP, INC. v. TRIPLAY, INC.
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2549
In re: Oath Holdings, Inc.  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-157

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued Oath in the Eastern District of New York, alleging patent infringement. Oath conducts business in New York, but is incorporated in Delaware; it does not have “a regular and established place of business”...

Cook v. Wilkie  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: Cook served on active duty in the Navy, 1972-1973. Cook’s service records indicate that he experienced back pain. In 2000, Cook sought service connection for back problems and later filed a claim for total disability bas...

Boss v. Department of Homeland Security  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Discipline Review Board sent Boss a proposed 30-day suspension based on disciplinary infraction charges: failure to follow a policy related to overtime sheets, failure to follow superv...

Sihota v. Internal Revenue Service  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2252

Justia Opinion Summary: Sihota worked for the IRS for over 25 years. A 2011 IRS audit determined that, in 2003, Sihota reported a loss based on her purported ownership of NKRS, which was actually owned by Sihota’s son. The parties reached a set...

DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES v. NETFLIX, INC.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2408
Siler v. Environmental Protection Agency  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2446

Justia Opinion Summary: Siler was an EPA Special Agent, conducting criminal investigations, 1997-2016. Siler also operated a personal business, selling military collectibles. Siler failed to report that business, as required, used his governm...

IN RE: A.H.C.S., INC.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1013
XACTWARE SOLUTIONS, INC. v. PICTOMETRY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1093
ALLERGAN, INC. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1130
MASA LLC v. APPLE INC.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1160
IN RE: MACOR
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1289
CURT G. JOA, INC. v. FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1297
GAELCO S.A. v. ARACHNID 360, LLC
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1469
ROLLE v. US
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1592
STEKELMAN v. US
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2121
Arista Networks, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.  
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1525

Justia Opinion Summary: Cisco’s 597 patent, titled “Method and Apparatus for Securing a Communications Device using a Logging Module,” relates generally to ensuring network device security by using a logging module with restricted configurabili...

NUVASIVE, INC. v. IANCU
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1666
ARISTA NETWORKS, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2336
Ford Motor Co. v. United States  
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2360

Justia Opinion Summary: Ford sued to recover interest payments that it alleges the government owes on Ford’s past tax overpayments. Ford can only recover this interest if it and its Foreign Sales Corporation subsidiary were the “same taxpayer”...

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2502
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2537
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1020
AVANT ASSESSMENT, LLC v. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1235
SOMERS v. DVA
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1427
LOCATION BASED SERVICES, LLC v. NIANTIC, INC.
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1464
UPSHAW v. US
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2005
JENKS v. OPM
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2176
JOY v. TREASURY
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2331
REALTIME DATA, LLC v. RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1155
CORSON v. WILKIE
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2154
KUMAR v. IANCU
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1825
FRESENIUS KABI USA, LLC v. BASS
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2402
TRI UNION FROZEN PRODUCTS v. US
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2523
PUREPREDICTIVE, INC. v. H2O.AI, INC.
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2544
GOODSON HOLDINGS, LLC v. TITEFLEX CORPORATION
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1134
CAREY v. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1479
LABIO v. OPM
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1796
MODA HEALTH PLAN, INC. v. US
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1994
US CAPITOL POLICE v. OOC
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2060
United States Capitol Police v. Office of Compliance  
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2061

Justia Opinion Summary: The Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) conferred rights and protections to employees of the legislative branch, modeled after and incorporating executive branch labor and employment statutes. CAA section 1351 gives l...

Acceleration Bay, LLC v. Activision Blizzard Inc.  
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2084

Justia Opinion Summary: The patents at issue are directed to a broadcast technique in which a broadcast channel overlays a point-to-point communications network. The communications network consists of a graph of point-to-point connections betwe...

Office of Compliance v. United States Capitol Police  
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1502

Justia Opinion Summary: The Capitol Police and the Union were negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. The Police notified the Union of planned changes to its personnel policies. The Union responded with its own proposals. The Police...

K-Con, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army  
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2254

Justia Opinion Summary: K-Con and the Army entered into two contracts for pre-engineered metal buildings. K-Con claims that the Army subsequently delayed issuance of a notice to proceed for two years, resulting in $116,336.56 in increases in co...

García v. WIlkie  
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1038

Justia Opinion Summary: Garcia served in the Army from 1952-1954. The military’s records of his medical treatment during service were among those destroyed in a fire in 1973 at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. The record of h...

BEBERMAN v. US
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1519
Sunoco, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1402

Justia Opinion Summary: Sunoco blends ethanol with gasoline to create alcohol fuel mixtures. Sunoco filed consolidated tax returns, 2004-2009, claiming the Mixture Credit under 26 U.S.C. 6426 as a credit against its gasoline excise tax liabilit...

GOPRO, INC. v. CONTOUR IP HOLDING LLC
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1894
GOPRO, INC. v. CONTOUR IP HOLDING LLC
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1894
Athey v. United States  
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2277

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, retired or separated from their VA positions in 1993-1999, with accrued but unused leave. The Lump Sum Pay Act (LSPA), 5 U.S.C. 5551-5552, provides that an employee “who is separated from the service . . . is...

Converse, Inc. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2497

Justia Opinion Summary: The 753 trademark, issued to Converse in 2013, describes the trade-dress configuration of three design elements on the midsole of Converse’s All Star shoes. Converse filed a complaint with the International Trade Commiss...

TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. PHAZZER ELECTRONICS, INC.
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2637
BASF CORPORATION v. ENTHONE, INC.
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1095
FWP IP APS v. BIOGEN MA, INC.
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2109
MACLEAN v. DHS
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1068
LIQUIDPOWER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS v. BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1141
Pirkl v. Wilkie  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1916

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue were legal questions concerning the meaning of a regulation and the scope of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals’ remedial obligations under U.S. Code Title 38 and the Federal Circuit’s previous decision in Pirkl v....

PDS Consultants, Inc. v. United States  
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Numbers: 2017-2379, 2017-2512

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was the relative priority of statutes and regulations governing the procurement process for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the United States...

HABENICHT v. US
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2359
BROADSOFT INC. v. CALLWAVE COMMUNICATIONS LLC
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1124
IN RE: KOLLMAN
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1253
ZOTTARELLA v. WILKIE
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1283
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1575

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the United States District Court of the District of Delaware invalidating all asserted claims of patents directed to COPAXONE® 40mg/mL, holding that the district court correct...

Yeda Research & Development Co. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.  
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed the final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding the claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,232,250, 8,399,413, and 8,969,302 unpatentable as obvious in three inter partes revie...

RDA CONSTRUCTION CORP. v. US
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2599
BEBERMAN v. US
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1519
ROCHE MOLECULAR SYSTEMS, INC. v. CEPHEID
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1690
IN RE: PATTERSON
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2364
ERFINDERGEMEINSCHAFT UROPEP v. ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2603
IN RE: BAXTER CORPORATION ENGLEWOOD
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1071
Data Engine Technologies LLC v. Google LLC  
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1135

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court entered judgment on the pleadings, finding the Tab Patents, titled “System and Methods for Improved Spreadsheet Interface With User-Familiar Objects,” patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. 101, as directed...

Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. v. Cepheid  
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1690

Justia Opinion Summary: Roche’s 723 patent, titled “Detection of a Genetic Locus Encoding Resistance to Rifampin in Microbacterial Cultures and in Clinical Specimens,” is directed to methods for detecting the pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium...

CLOUSE v. WILKIE
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2087
MANTIS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC v. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, LLC
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1332
ENDOTACH LLC v. COOK MEDICAL LLC
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1347
SOMMER v. WILKIE
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2071
LG ELECTRONICS, INC. v. IANCU
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1765
Dell Federal Systems, L.P. v. United States  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2516

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Army awarded a contract for computer hardware to Appellees, including Dell, Blue Tech, and Red River, 21 unsuccessful bidders filed protests, claiming the Army’s evaluations were unreasonable because the propos...

CRUMLEY v. US
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2570
MACLEAN v. DHS
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1037
PRODUCT ASSOCIATION TECH. v. CLIQUE BRANDS INC.
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1090
REBOJA v. OPM
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1615
Real Foods Pty Ltd. v. Frito-Lay North America, Inc.  
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1959

Justia Opinion Summary: Real Foods sought registration of two marks: “CORN THINS,” for “crispbread slices predominantly of corn, namely popped corn cakes”; and “RICE THINS,” for “crispbread slices primarily made of rice, namely rice cakes.” Fri...

Robinson v. Wilkie  
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1968

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson served in the Marine Corps in the 1960s, with a deployment in Vietnam. He subsequently experienced heart problems. In 20016, Robinson saw his VA cardiologist, Dr. Sadoughian, who recommended diagnostic testing,...

CONYERS v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2259
POOLE v. WILKIE
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1840
MAYO v. WILKIE
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2236
POOLE v. WILKIE
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2324
SYMVIONICS, INC. v. SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2536
MALCOLM v. US
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1884
ALTAIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. PARAGON BIOTECK, INC.
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1487
JOLLEY v. MSPB
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1538
OGBURN v. MSPB
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1716
Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Iancu  
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1962

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997-2011, NAI filed eight patent applications. In each continuing application, NAI included a statement (35 U.S.C. 120) claiming priority to the filing date of the first application, which issued in 1999, as the 596...

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES v. IANCU
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1963
Bennett Regulator Guards, Inc. v. Atlanta Gas Light Co.  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1555

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court dismissed Bennett’s infringement complaint, served on Atlanta Gas in July 2012, without prejudice. In February 2015, Atlanta Gas sought Inter Partes Review (IPR). Bennett cited 35 U.S.C. 315(b), which...

C.R. BARD, INC. v. ANGIODYNAMICS, INCORPORATED
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1851
Cousin v. Wilkie  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1971

Justia Opinion Summary: Cousin served in the Army, 1951-1953. His entrance examination showed normal findings as to his back. In service, he injured his back while lifting cans; a month later, he complained of back pain. He was diagnosed with a...

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Apple Inc.  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2265

Justia Opinion Summary: WARF sued Apple for infringement of the 752 patent, which relates to how computer processors execute a computer program’s instructions. The patent, which expired in December 2016, describes a specific prediction techniqu...

Gust, Inc. v. AlphaCap Ventures LLC  
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2414

Justia Opinion Summary: AlphaCap, a non-capitalized non-practicing entity, hired Gutride on a contingency basis and sued 10 internet crowdfunding companies for patent infringement. Nine defendants settled for less than $50,000 each, leaving onl...

IN RE VIOLATION OF RULE 50
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9001
DOLLISON v. WILKIE
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2322
Hyatt v. United States Patent and Trademark Office  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1722

Justia Opinion Summary: Hyatt is the named inventor on more than 70 patents and approximately 400 pending applications, all filed before June 1995. With numerous amendments, those pending applications contained approximately 115,000 total claim...

POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. v. FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2691
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC. v. FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2691
NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG v. INSTRADENT USA, INC.
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2256
SOUTH-TEK SYSTEMS, LLC v. ENGINEERED CORROSION SOLUTIONS
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2297
MATTHEWS v. WILKIE
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1097
PALO ALTO NETWORKS, INC. v. FINJAN, INC.
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2059
CliniComp International, Inc. v. United States  
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1101

Justia Opinion Summary: The VA and Department of Defense (DoD) committed to developing an integrated electronic health records (EHR) system to replace their separate systems but abandoned that plan. DoD replaced its system with a commercially-a...

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Synvina C.V.  
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1977

Justia Opinion Summary: Synvina’s 921 patent is directed to a method of oxidizing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), or an HMF derivative, under specified reaction conditions to form 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (FDCA). DuPont and Synvina are compe...

AUTOMATION MIDDLEWARE v. INVENSYS SYSTEMS
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2187
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA v. ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2397
ADVANCED MEDIA NETWORKS, LLC v. AT&T MOBILITY LLC
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1014
SPORTSTAR ATHLETICS, INC. v. WILSON SPORTING GOODS COMPANY
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1136
Palantir USG, Inc. v. United States  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: Palantir filed a pre-award bid protest, challenging the Army’s solicitation for Distributed Common Ground System-Army Increment 2 (DCGS-A2), the Army’s primary system for processing and disseminating multisensor intellig...

ParkerVision, Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2012

Justia Opinion Summary: ParkerVision’s 940 patent, titled “Method and System for Frequency Up-Conversion” relates to telecommunications devices, such as cellular phones, in which low-frequency electromagnetic signals are “up-converted” to highe...

Nobel Biocare Services AG v. Instradent USA, Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2256

Justia Opinion Summary: Nobel’s 977 patent, directed to dental implants, explains that a “feature of the invention” is that “the coronally tapered aspect [of the implant] is designed to allow elastic expansion of the bone while inserting the wi...

ROGERO v. HHS
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1684
ASGHARI-KAMRANI v. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2415
ASGHARI-KAMRANI v. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2504
ASGHARI-KAMRANI v. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1040
BARTH v. US
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1776
Orexo AB v. Actavis Elizabeth, LLC  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1333

Justia Opinion Summary: Orexo’s 330 Patent, entitled “Abuse-Resistant Pharmaceutical Composition for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence,” claims a product having the brand name Zubsolv®, approved by the FDA for treatment of opioid dependence. A...

IXI IP, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1665

Justia Opinion Summary: Samsung filed a petition to institute an inter partes review of certain claims of IXI’s 033 patent, titled “System, Device And Computer Readable Medium For Providing A Managed Wireless Network Using Short-Range Radio Sig...

Miller v. Office of Personnel Management  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1792

Justia Opinion Summary: Miller served in the government's military and civilian sectors before retiring. Because he became an “employee” before October 1982, Miller’s credit for military service can count toward the calculation of his civil ser...

RECKITT BENCKISER LLC v. AUROBINDO PHARMA LTD.
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1895
University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc.  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1907

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board determined there was no interference-in-fact between UC’s Application No. 13/842,859, and the claims of 12 patents and one application owned by Broad. The involved claims relate to the u...

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc.  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2078

Justia Opinion Summary: Acorda’s patents claim the administration of a medication containing the active ingredient 4- aminopyridine (4-AP) to improve walking in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Acorda holds an FDA-approved New Drug Applicat...

ZHEJIANG NATIVE PRODUCE v. US
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2353
In re: Detroit Athletic Co.  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2361

Justia Opinion Summary: DACo, a sports specialty shop, sells souvenirs and apparel associated with Detroit professional sports teams. Since at least 2004, DACo has used the DETROIT ATHLETIC CO. mark in connection with its retail services. In 20...

RECKITT BENCKISER LLC v. AMNEAL PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2595
EVERYMD.COM LLC v. AMAZON.COM INC.
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1262
Worlds, Inc. v. Bungie, Inc.  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1481

Justia Opinion Summary: Worlds’s patents relate to the computer-generated display of avatars in a virtual world, including methods to determine which avatars are displayed in a given situation. In 2012, Worlds asserted infringement against Acti...

Gordon v. United States  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1845

Justia Opinion Summary: Pay for doctors employed at VA hospitals, consisting of base pay, market pay, and performance pay is governed by 38 U.S.C. 7431. A pay panel meets at least every two years to determine market compensation for an individu...

VILLARUEL v. OPM
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1199
BONDYOPADHYAY v. US
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1674
BLACKBIRD TECH LLC v. LULULEMON ATHLETICA, INC.
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2350
SUPERNUS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. TWI PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2513
D'AGOSTINO v. MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INC.
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1000
KALOS v. US
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1695
Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. T-Mobile USA, Inc.  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2434

Justia Opinion Summary: IV’s 248 patent describes “an application-aware resource allocator” that allocates bandwidth resources to transmit information from software applications over a packet-switched network. The patent explains that quality o...

GRIMSRUD v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1737
WAVETRONIX LLC v. SMART MICROWAVE SENSORS GMBH
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2328
BROWN v. US
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2528
EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. v. SIPCO, LLC
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1866
IP CO., LLC. v. EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1896
IN RE: VILLENA
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2069
BARKAN WIRELESS ACCESS v. CELLCO PARTNERSHIP
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2264
EVANS v. US
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2319
Ericsson Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1521

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent, which expired in 2015, is entitled “Optimizing packet size to eliminate effects of reception nulls,” and is directed to increasing the reliability of a wireless communications system when a wireless receiver...

Zheng Cai v. Diamond Hong, Inc.  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: Diamond Hong petitioned for cancellation of Cai’s mark, “WU DANG TAI CHI GREEN TEA,” based on a likelihood of confusion with its registered TAI CHI mark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal...

Villareal v. Bureau of Prisons  
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2275

Justia Opinion Summary: Villareal began working for the Bureau of Prisons in 2007 and had no disciplinary record; all of his evaluations were rated satisfactory or higher. In 2012, while Villareal was a Senior Corrections Officer at FDC Houston...

SCHIRRIPA v. US
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2477
VIALE v. WILKIE
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2532
DOCZY v. VERIFONE SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2571
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. CLEARCORRECT OPERATING, LLC
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2106
PROCOPIO v. WILKIE
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1821
In re: Maatita  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2037

Justia Opinion Summary: Maatita filed a design patent application, covering the design of an athletic shoe bottom, with two figures showing a plan view of the claimed shoe bottom design. As is customary, the solid lines of Figure 1 show the cla...

Shaw v. United States  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2136

Justia Opinion Summary: Scotty, born in 1979 at Madigan Army Medical Center, suffered injuries during childbirth, resulting in brain damage, cerebral palsy, seizures, and blindness, necessitating ongoing, around-the-clock care. The Shaws sued a...

LARGE AUDIENCE DISPLAY SYSTEM v. TENNMAN PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2266
WADE v. WILKIE
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2329
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. United States  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2340

Justia Opinion Summary: The Missouri River overlies the western boundary of South Dakota's Crow Creek Indian Reservation, established in 1863. Under the Supreme Court’s 1908 “Winters” decision, the creation of a Reservation carries an implied...

Oliver v. Secretary of Health and Human Services  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2540

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2009, E.O. visited a pediatrician for his six-month visit and received several vaccinations. That night, Mrs. Oliver found E.O. seizing in his bed and called 9-1-1. At the emergency room, E.O. presented with a f...

Click-to-Call Technologies, LP v. Ingenio, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1242

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Inforocket sued Keen for infringement suit of the 836 patent. Keen brought its own infringement suit against Inforocket based on another patent, before the same judge. The court granted Inforocket summary judgme...

Luminara Worldwide, LLC v. Iancu  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1629

Justia Opinion Summary: Luminara owns three patents for making flameless candles that look and behave like real candles. At Liown’s request, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted inter partes review (IPR) of 31 claims of those patents. T...

PROCOPIO v. WILKIE
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1821
Core Wireless Licensing, S.A.R.L. v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2102

Justia Opinion Summary: Core sued Apple, alleging infringement of two patents concerning technology for wireless communications in a digital network. Claim 14 is directed to a mobile station, such as a mobile telephone, configured to synchroniz...

Sigvaris, Inc. v. United States  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2237

Justia Opinion Summary: Sigvaris imports graduated compression hosiery from three product lines. All of the product lines exert 15–20 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) of compression onto the wearer. Graduated compression hosiery “when properly wo...

LaBatte v. United States  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2396

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Native American farmers sued, alleging that the USDA had discriminated against them with respect to farm loans and other benefits. The court certified a class, including LaBatte, a farmer and member of the Sisse...

In re: Power Integrations, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-144

Justia Opinion Summary: PI filed four petitions with the Patent and Trademark Office under 35 U.S.C. 311(b) requesting inter partes review of the claims of three patents. The patents share a priority date of June 4, 1997. The Board denied the p...

In re Rembrandt Technologies, LP Patent Litigation  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1784

Justia Opinion Summary: Eight of Rembrandt’s at-issue patents address cable modem technology; the ninth involves over-the-air signals. Rembrandt filed multiple infringement suits against dozens of cable companies, cable equipment manufacturers...

BSG Tech LLC v. BuySeasons, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1980

Justia Opinion Summary: BSG sued BuySeasons for infringement of three patents related to systems and methods for indexing information stored in wide access databases. The patents teach that the “self-evolving” aspect of the claimed invention ad...

HANSEN v. MSPB
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2025
Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2553

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent describes an ATM, capable of performing banking transactions, including “automatically depositing a bundle of cashes and cheques inserted at once” by separating deposited bundles into individual banknotes; ver...

REALVIRT, LLC v. IANCU
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2669
REALVIRT, LLC v. IANCU
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1159
NETLIST, INC. v. SANDISK LLC
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1617
IN RE: FACEBOOK, INC.
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2524
PAIGE v. WILKIE
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1087
R+L CARRIERS, INC. v. QUALCOMM, INC.
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2469
Winters v. Wilkie  
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1815

Justia Opinion Summary: Arthur served on active Army duty, 1940-1945, as a prisoner of war of the German government for 25 months. He was service-connected for several disabilities and had VA claims pending when he died in 2011. Winters pursued...

PAPPALARDO v. STEVINS
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1237
BOLDEN v. WILKIE
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1827
DONNELLY v. US
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1846
AUTOMATED MERCHANDISING SYSTEM v. IANCU
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1953
UNILOC USA, INC. v. AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2051
FINCHIMICA S.P.A. v. ADAMA MAKHTESHIM LTD.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2195
INNOVENTION TOYS, LLC v. MGA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2204
ASHE v. HHS
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1390
CRISTOBAL v. OPM
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1429
SENJU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. v. AKORN, INC.
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1511
OMRAN HOLDING GROUP, INC. v. US
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1226
MELO v. WILKIE
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1333
MIGHTON PRODUCTS LIMITED v. VISION INDUSTRIES GROUP, INC.
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1034
BURMASTER v. US
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1868
FEDERAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION v. DEFENSE
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3173
Gerson Co. v. United States  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1011

Justia Opinion Summary: Gerson imports finished decorative candle and tea light lamps made of plastic and/or wax, designed to resemble ordinary candles, but using battery-operated LEDs, and serving both decorative and illuminative functions. Cu...

JTEKT Corp. v. GKN Automotive Ltd.  
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1828

Justia Opinion Summary: GKN’s patent describes a drivetrain for a four-wheel drive vehicle, consisting of primary and secondary drivetrains. The drivetrain can be switched between two-wheel drive mode and four-wheel drive mode. The claimed driv...

GLG FARMS LLC v. BRANDT AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1937
SAP AMERICA, INC. v. INVESTPIC LLC
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2081
SAP AMERICA, INC. v. INVESTPIC LLC
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2081
SAP AMERICA, INC. v. INVESTPIC LLC
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2081
CLEVELAND ASSETS, LLC v. US
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2113
GOOGLE LLC v. PERSONAL AUDIO, LLC
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1162
Advantek Marketing, Inc. v. Shanghai Walk-Long Tools Co.  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: Advantek’s design patent covers a portable animal kennel that Advantek sells with the mark “Pet Gazebo.” Advantek sued its former manufacturer, Shanghai Walk-Long, Advantek’s former vice president, and others for patent...

OTONOMY, INC. v. AURIS MEDICAL, AG
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1850
BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc.. v. Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1265

Justia Opinion Summary: BioDelivery filed petitions for inter partes review (IPR) of Aquestive's Patent. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted review of fewer than all of the asserted claims based upon fewer than all asserted grou...

Nantkwest, Inc. v. Iancu  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1794

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2001 patent application, directed to a method of treating cancer by administering natural killer cells, was rejected on obviousness grounds, after years of examination. The Patent and Trial Appeal Board affirmed. The...

Alta Wind v. United States  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1410

Justia Opinion Summary: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides a cash grant to entities that “place[] in service” certain renewable energy facilities. The amount is determined using the basis of the tangible personal proper...

GoPro, INC. v. Contour IP Holding, LLC  
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1894

Justia Opinion Summary: Contour’s patents describe action sport video cameras or camcorders, configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing. The claimed device uses GPS technology and includes wireless communication capability to a...

GEILER/SCHRUDDE & ZIMMERMAN v. US
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2517
VIVINT, INC. v. ALARM.COM INC.
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2076
Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co.  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2576

Justia Opinion Summary: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductor devices that emit light when an electric current is applied. They provide illumination in products such as printers, phones, and televisions. LEDs typically consist of a sub...

ZUP, LLC v. Nash Manufacturing, Inc.  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1601

Justia Opinion Summary: Nash has been in the water recreational device industry for more than 50 years and designs and manufactures water skis, kneeboards, wakeboards, and similar recreational devices. ZUP entered the market in 2012 with its “Z...

DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS v. ALLSTEEL INC.
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1797
Interval Licensing, LLC v. AOL, Inc.  
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2502

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent describes an “attention manager [that] makes use of ‘unused capacity’” of a display device, by displaying content in that unused capacity; it can display content when the display device is turned on but the us...

Horvath v. United States  
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1801

Justia Opinion Summary: Horvath has been a Secret Service special agent since 2010. To compensate for his availability and overtime hours, Horvath receives a 25% enhancement to his base salary, Law Enforcement Availability Pay (LEAP), 5 U.S.C....

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.  
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1638

Justia Opinion Summary: Allergan’s Restasis Patents relate to a treatment for alleviating the symptoms of chronic dry eye. In 2015, Allergan sued, alleging infringement of the Restasis Patents based on Mylan’s filings of Abbreviated New Drug Ap...

ENERGY HEATING, LLC. v. HEAT ON-THE-FLY, LLC
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1559
Shell Oil Co. v. United States  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1695

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1942-1943, the Government contracted with the Oil Companies to purchase aviation gasoline, vital to the war effort, permitting a profit margin “between 6% and 7%.” The manufacture of avgas from crude oil uses a 98% pu...

BASF CORPORATION v. IANCU
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1425
IN RE: PARKER
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2244
IN RE: LIN
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2263
BRUNETTE v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2534
TS PATENTS LLC v. YAHOO! INC.
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2625
IN RE: PARKER
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1088
SWARTZ v. PATO
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1122
Blackbird Tech LLC v. ELB Electronics, Inc.  
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1703

Justia Opinion Summary: Blackbird’s 747 patent is directed to energy-efficient lighting apparatuses. One embodiment discloses retrofitting an existing light fixture with a more energy efficient lighting apparatus. The district court entered a j...

BURNETT v. PANASONIC CORPORATION
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1234
TAEBEL v. US
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1475
PAALAN v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1517
PARKER v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1656
TF3 Ltd. v. Tre Milano, LLC  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2285

Justia Opinion Summary: Tre Milano challenged the validity of claims 1–5 and 11, and did not challenge the validity of claims 6–10 and 12–15 of the 118 Patent, which covers a device that automates the curling of hair. A strand of hair is fed in...

BLUE BELT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. IANCU
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2640
ALL-OF-INNOVATION GMBH v. IANCU
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2736
Lee v. United States  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1643

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs each entered into agreements to provide services to Voice of America (VOA), a U.S. government-funded broadcast service. The agreements were a series of individual purchase order vendor (POV) contracts that eac...

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1671

Justia Opinion Summary: The Jazz patents relate to a drug distribution system for tracking prescriptions of a “sensitive drug.” “A sensitive drug is one which can be abused, or has addiction properties or other properties that render the drug s...

Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions, Inc. v. Custopharm Inc.  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1719

Justia Opinion Summary: Endo holds the approved New Drug Application for Aveed®, a testosterone undecanoate intramuscular injection. Bayer owns the 640 and 395 patents listed in the Orange Book for Aveed®. Custopharm’s predecessor submitted an...

JOHNS MANVILLE CORPORATION v. KNAUF INSULATION, INC.
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1807
BRINKLEY v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1854
VIVINT, INC. v. ALARM.COM INC.
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2112
IN RE: MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2255
CARUCEL INVESTMENTS, L.P. v. NOVATEL WIRELESS, INC.
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2301
DEPENA v. HHS
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2527
LYMORE v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1230
SANKEY v. MSPB
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1374
Raytheon Co. v. Indigo Systems Corp.  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1945

Justia Opinion Summary: Raytheon produces infrared imaging equipment, including infrared cameras, which enable people to see in the dark and through obstructions such as smoke. Indigo’s founders included three former Raytheon employees. By 200...

SHELDEN v. US
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1381
GREEN v. US
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1675
APPLE INC. v. CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2548
SHIRK v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1831
CAP CO., LTD. v. MCAFEE, LLC
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1987
CAP CO., LTD. v. MCAFEE, LLC
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1989
Martin v. United States  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2224

Justia Opinion Summary: The Inholders own patented mining and homestead claims within the Santa Fe National Forest. The 2011 Las Conchas Fire caused widespread destruction of vegetation within the forest. Forest Roads 89 and 268, which the Inho...

WILLIAMS v. US
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1689
EL v. US
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1715
ARRIBAS-RIVERA v. O'ROURKE
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1830
Polara Engineering Inc. v. Campbell Co.  
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1974

Justia Opinion Summary: Polara entered the accessible pedestrian signal systems (APS market) with an eight-wire system, the Navigator. Because many intersections only have two wires, installation of eight-wire systems could be difficult and lab...

TRUCKLA SERVICES, INC. v. US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2080
IN RE: MARTIN
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1085
SEARCY v. MSPB
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1370
TEXAS ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC v. RENESAS ELECTRONICS AMERICA
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2121
TEXAS ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC v. RENESAS ELECTRONICS AMERICA
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2121
TEXAS ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC v. RENESAS ELECTRONICS AMERICA
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2121
Applications in Internet Time, LLC v. RPX Corp.  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1698

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted inter partes review (IPR) over AIT’s objection that the RPX's IPR petitions were time-barred under 35 U.S.C. 315(b) because RPX was acting as a “proxy” for its client, Salesfo...

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD v. US
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2154
MAINE COMMUNITY HEALTH OPTIONS v. US
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2395
SPINEOLOGY, INC. v. WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INC.
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2388
Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2691

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties manufacture power supply controller chips--integrated circuits used in power supplies, such as chargers that transform AC electricity from an outlet into DC electricity, to power electronic devices. A switchi...

PPC BROADBAND, INC. v. IANCU
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1362
EQUISTAR CHEMICALS, LP v. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1548
IMPAX LABORATORIES INC. v. LANNETT HOLDINGS INC.
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2020
IN RE: MARQUEZ
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2038
Adidas AG v. Nike, Inc.  
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1180

Justia Opinion Summary: Adidas sought inter partes review of Nike's 598 and 749 patents, arguing (ground 1) that each challenged claim would have been obvious based on the Reed and Nishida references and (ground 2) that each claim would have be...

BOYD v. DVA
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1459
BOYD v. DVA
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1460
ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 15-2021
Impax Laboratories Inc. v. Lannett Holdings Inc.  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2020

Justia Opinion Summary: Triptans are selective serotonin receptor agonists, developed in the 1980s. When Zolmitriptan became available in the U.S. in oral tablet form in 1999 under the name Zomig® it was among several triptans on the market or...

ELBRUS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1855
Starry Associates, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2148

Justia Opinion Summary: The Claims Court entered judgment in favor of Starry on its bid protest claim, concluding that the Department of Health and Human Services acted arbitrarily and capriciously in canceling its solicitation seeking to procu...

SCOTT-BRANCH v. O'ROURKE
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2125
Royal Crown Co., Inc.. v. The Coca-Cola Co.  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2375

Justia Opinion Summary: Royal Crown (RC) and The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) compete in the beverage market. Both companies and others distribute beverages that use ZERO as an element of their marks. When RC sought trademark protection for DIET RI...

IN RE: WANG
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1827
Sirona Dental Systems GMBH v. Institut Straumann AG  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1341

Justia Opinion Summary: Sirona’s 006 patent “relates to a method for producing a drill assistance device,” a drill template, “to precisely place a pilot hole for a tooth implant, wherein the pilot hole for the tooth implant is aligned relative...

DIAZ v. O'ROURKE
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1693
AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES v. UNIFIED PATENTS INC.
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2307
PAR PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. v. HORIZON THERAPEUTICS, LLC
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1451
PGS GEOPHYSICAL AS v. IANCU
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1582
FastShip, LLC v. United States  
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2248

Justia Opinion Summary: FastShip’s patents, entitled “Monohull Fast Sealift or Semi-Planing Monohull Ship,” relate to a “fast ship whose hull design in combination with a waterjet propulsion system permits, for ships of about 25,000 to 30,000 t...

XITRONIX CORPORATION v. KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2746
Silfab Solar, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1718

Justia Opinion Summary: If the International Trade Commission (ITC) determines that an article is being imported into the U.S. in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury or the threat thereof, to the competitive...

Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Co. v. United States  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1224

Justia Opinion Summary: A three-year “risk corridors” program described in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. 18001, implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was intended to promote participation...

Sunpreme Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1338

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce published antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells imported from China (CSPV Orders). Sunpreme, a U.S. company, imports solar modules produce...

Moda Health Plan, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1994

Justia Opinion Summary: A three-year “risk corridors” program described in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. 18001, implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was intended to promote participation...

ALLURE ENERGY, INC. v. IANCU [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-13-2018
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1578
IN RE: HALO LEATHER LIMITED [OPINION] 6-13-2018
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1849
IN RE: CONNER [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-13-2018
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2232
TREADWELL CORPORATION v. US [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-13-2018
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2547
WATSON v. BOP [ORDER] 6-8-2018
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1979
MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES v. IONROAD, LTD. [OPINION] 6-12-2018
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1984
SEARS v. US [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-8-2018
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2172
BANKS v. US [OPINION] 6-12-2018
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1254
AGILITY LOGISTICS SERVICES v. DEFENSE [ERRATA] 6-8-2018
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1555
Medtronic, Inc. v. Barry  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: Medtronic manufactures surgical systems and tools used in spinal surgeries. Spine surgeon Dr. Barry sued Medtronic for patent infringement. Medtronic then petitioned for, and the Patent Board instituted, inter partes re...

Williams v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1535

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams and Winns, former employees of the U.S. Postal Service, were removed from their positions and separately sought review by the Merit Systems Protection Board. The Federal Circuit affirmed the Board’s dismissal of...

Chicago Coating Co., LLC v. United States  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2198

Justia Opinion Summary: The Surface and Transportation Board (STB) has regulatory authority over rail carriers, 49 U.S.C. 10501(b). A "discontinuance" allows a rail carrier to preserve a rail corridor for possible reactivation of service; "aban...

Stone Basket Innovations, LLC v. Cook Medical LLC  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2330

Justia Opinion Summary: Stone sued Cook in the Eastern District of Texas, alleging infringement of the 327 patent, which relates to a basket-type medical device used to remove stones from biological systems. Venue was transferred to the Souther...

GARVIN v. MSPB [OPINION] 6-8-2018
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1083
BROWDER v. O'ROURKE [OPINION] 6-7-2018
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1570
HUANG v. HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. [OPINION] 6-6-2018
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1505
ONUGHA v. OROURKE [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1686
WATKINS v. MSPB [OPINION] 6-7-2018
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1420
PGS Geophysical AS v. Iancu  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2470

Justia Opinion Summary: PGS’s patent describes and claims methods and systems for performing “marine seismic surveying” to determine the structure of earth formations below the seabed. WesternGeco, a competitor of PGS’s, filed three petitions r...

CONVERSE, INC. v. ITC [ORDER] 6-6-2018
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2497
Martin v. O'Rourke  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1747

Justia Opinion Summary: The VA denied the veterans’ claims for service-connected disability benefits. Based on delays in their cases, they sought writs of mandamus in the Veterans Court. The Federal Circuit vacated that court’s denial of relief...

Rose v. O'Rourke  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1762

Justia Opinion Summary: Four veterans appealed the VA's denial of their claims for service-connected disability benefits. Based on delays in their cases, they unsuccessfully sought writs of mandamus from the Veterans Court. The Federal Circuit...

POLYZEN, INC. v. RADIADYNE, LLC [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1934
WILLIAMS v. O'ROURKE [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2186
IN RE: KRAVITCH [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2208
KOOPMANS v. O'ROURKE [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1763
CONWAY v. O'ROURKE [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-4-2018
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1802
WAUGH v. MCWANE, INC. [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2343
IN RE: WEBTRENDS, INC. [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-5-2018
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2447
TENSION STEEL INDUSTRIES CO. v. US [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] 6-4-2018
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2526
Acree v. O'Rourke  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1749

Justia Opinion Summary: Acree served on active duty in the Navy from 1985-1989 and 2007-2008. He was deployed to Iraq and received Seabee Combat Warfare Medals. Acree was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while serving in Ira...

WMI Holdings Corp. v. United States  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1944

Justia Opinion Summary: During the savings-and-loan crisis in the 1970s and 1980s, many “thrift” institutions failed. The Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, as insurer and regulator, encouraged healthy thrifts to take over failing...

FLANDER v. US [OPINION] 5-31-2018
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1184
Zeroclick, LLC v. Apple Inc.  
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1267

Justia Opinion Summary: The Zeroclick patents relate to modifications to the graphical user interfaces of devices such as computers and mobile phones, modifications that allow the interfaces to be controlled using pre-defined pointer or touch m...

In Re: Durance  
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1486

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the inventors filed the 989 Patent Application as part of the national stage of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, 35 U.S.C. 371. The application is directed to improved methods and apparatuses for “microwave vacuum...

CHRIMAR HOLDING COMPANY, LLC v. ALE USA INC.
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1848
Robinson v. O'Rourke  
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2110

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson, a Marine Corps veteran, served in Vietnam from 1966-1969 and later had coronary problems. He sought treatment at a VA medical facility. In 2006, a VA cardiologist recommended that he undergo certain medical tes...

BERKHEIMER v. HP INC.
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1437
AATRIX SOFTWARE, INC v. GREEN SHADES SOFTWARE, INC
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1452
DWA HOLDINGS LLC v. US
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1358
DWA HOLDINGS LLC v. US
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1358
TINNUS ENTERPRISES, LLC v. TELEBRANDS CORPORATION
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1726
POLARIS INDUS. INC. v. ARCTIC CAT, INC.
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1870
POLARIS INDUS. INC. v. ARCTIC CAT, INC.
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1870
Ericsson, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC  
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1671

Justia Opinion Summary: IV’s patent is entitled “Method of Baseband Frequency Hopping Utilizing Time Division Multiplexed Mapping between a Radio Transceiver and Digital Signal Processing Resources.” Frequency hopping is used in wireless system...

XY, LLC v. ABS GLOBAL, INC.
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1897
XY, LLC v. Trans Ova Genetics, L.C.  
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2054

Justia Opinion Summary: XY’s patents relate to the sorting of X- and Y-chromosome-bearing sperm cells, for selective breeding purposes. Trans Ova provides services related to embryo transfer and in-vitro fertilization for cattle. XY and Trans O...

XY, LLC v. ABS GLOBAL, INC.
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2228
UCB, Inc. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc.  
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2610

Justia Opinion Summary: The 551 patent discloses and claims lacosamide, the active ingredient in Vimpat®, a drug that treats epilepsy and other central nervous system disorders. UCB holds New Drug Applications that cover the FDA approval of Vi...

Whirlpool Corp. v. United States  
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1117

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commerce Department's duty orders concerning aluminum extrusions from China cover “aluminum extrusions” described as "parts for final finished products that are assembled after importation.” The scope “includes the a...

VIATECH TECHNOLOGIES INC. v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2276
ARTRIP v. BALL CORPORATION
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1277
Meridian Products, LLC v. United States  
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2657

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Commerce determined that certain extruded aluminum door handles for kitchen appliances that are packaged with two plastic end caps and two screws were within the scope of antidumping and countervai...

BETHEA v. DOJ
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2023
ROBERTS v. DOJ
Date: May 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2024
D Three Enterprises, LLC v. Sunmodo Corp.  
Date: May 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1909

Justia Opinion Summary: D Three’s patents, issued in 2014-2015, are directed to roof mount sealing assemblies. EcoFasten’s allegedly infringing product was available to the public in June 2009. D Three claimed priority from its 2009 Applicati...

ULTRATEC, INC. v. SORENSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Date: May 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1161
ENDO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC.
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-2021
Praxair Distribution Inc. v. Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP, Ltd.  
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2616

Justia Opinion Summary: Mallinckrodt’s 112 patent is directed to methods of distributing nitric oxide gas cylinders for pharmaceutical applications. Inhaled nitric oxide is approved by the FDA for treating neonates with hypoxic respiratory fail...

SAP America, Inc. v. Investpic, LLC  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2081

Justia Opinion Summary: InvestPic’s patent describes and claims systems and methods for performing statistical analyses of investment information. The Federal Circuit previously construed key claim terms and partly vacated the Patent Board’s ca...

SAXIONES v. MSPB
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2308
In re: BigCommerce, Inc.  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-120

Justia Opinion Summary: Diem and Express filed patent infringement suits against BigCommerce in the Eastern District of Texas. BigCommerce is incorporated in Texas and lists Austin, Texas, where it is also headquartered, as its registered offic...

FEDERAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION v. DEFENSE
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3173
M-I Drilling Fluids, U.K. Ltd. v. Dynamic Air Ltda.  
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1772

Justia Opinion Summary: M-I Drilling, a U.K. company owns five U.S. patents; M-1 LLC, a U.S. company, is an exclusive licensee of the patents, which are claimed to cover pneumatic conveyance systems installed around oil drilling rigs and used t...

Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu  
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1947

Justia Opinion Summary: Anacor’s patent, entitled “Boron-containing Small Molecules,” is directed to the use of 1,3-dihydro-5- fluoro-1-hydroxy-2, 1-benzoxaborole, also known as tavaborole, to topically treat fungal infections that develop unde...

In re: ZTE (USA) Inc.  
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-113

Justia Opinion Summary: GNC sued ZTE in the Eastern District of Texas alleging infringement of its patents. ZTE moved to dismiss for improper venue under 28 U.S.C. 1406 and 1400(b). While that motion was pending, ZTE sought transfer to the Nort...

ROBINSON v. WILKIE
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1252
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Inc. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc.  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2475

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants produce or sell patented drug products containing the antiviral agent tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF), which is used in the treatment of AIDS. Healthcare provides medical care to persons afflicted with AI...

BROWN v. WILKIE
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1286
Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Paragon Bioteck, Inc.  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1487

Justia Opinion Summary: By 2000, Altaire was manufacturing R-phenylephrine hydrochloride products, used to dilate patients’ pupils. In 2011, Altaire and Paragon agreed to pursue FDA approval. Paragon submitted a new drug application (NDA). The...

BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA v. INVISTA S.A.R.L.
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1890
PARALLEL NETWORKS LICENSING, v. IBM
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2042
NADOLNI v. WILKIE
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2196
VALMONT INDUSTRIES, INC. v. LINDSAY CORPORATION
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1235
DWA Holdings LLC v. United States  
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1358

Justia Opinion Summary: Income earned by Americans typically is taxed in the U.S., regardless of where it is earned. European countries only tax income earned within their borders. To address possible “double taxation” the U.S. generally provid...

HITKANSUT LLC v. US
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1853
CS WIND VIETNAM CO., LTD. v. US
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1913
In re: HTC Corp.  
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-130

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a patent infringement suit in the District of Delaware against HTC, a Taiwanese corporation with its principal place of business in Taiwan, and its wholly owned U.S. based subsidiary, HTC America, a Wash...

BRAEMAR MANUFACTURING, LLC v. INFOBIONIC, INC.
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1728
CHRIMAR HOLDING COMPANY, LLC v. ALE USA INC.
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1848
GRANITE v. US
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1442
WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp.  
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2099

Justia Opinion Summary: WesternGeco’s patents are directed to technologies for controlling the movement and positioning of a series of streamers towed in an array behind a ship, emitting acoustic signals and detecting the returning signals that...

Love Terminal Partners, L.P. v. United States  
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2276

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs leased part of Love Field airport from the City of Dallas and constructed a six-gate airline terminal. Plaintiffs claim that the Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006 (WARA), 120 Stat. 2011, effected a regulator...

BUTTS v. WILKIE
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1058
SOCIEDAD ESPANOLA v. BLUE RIDGE X-RAY COMPANY, INC.
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1551
Alimanesianu v. United States  
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1667

Justia Opinion Summary: Alimanestianu, a U.S. citizen, was killed in the 1989 bombing of Flight 772 by the Abu Nidal Organization. The State Department determined that the Libyan government sponsored the bombing. Libya was protected from suit i...

ADVANCED AUDIO DEVICES, LLC v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1748
SSL SERVICES, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1951
IN RE: VERHOEF
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1976
DANAHA v. MSPB
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2309
ADREA, LLC v. BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2462
SLAUGHTER v. US
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1129
KING v. WILKIE
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1326
Energy Heating, LLC. v. Heat On-the-Fly, LLC  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1559

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent is titled “Water Heating Apparatus for Continuous Heated Water Flow and Method for Use in Hydraulic Fracturing.” The inventor, Hefley, HOTF's founder, filed the earliest provisional application in 2009; the c...

General Hospital Corp. v. Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1012

Justia Opinion Summary: The claims relate to methods of removing hair using nanoparticles to damage hair follicles. GHC is the named applicant on the 575 application. Sienna owns the 941 patent. In 2015, at GHC’s suggestion, the Board declared...

MULLINS v. WILKIE
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1325
BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY v. SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1342
ASSA ABLOY AB v. SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC.
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1817
REM HOLDINGS 3, LLC v. IANCU
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1986
ERICSSON INC. v. INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2242
IN RE: EBERRA
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2394
KRUISE v. ARMY
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1312
VINCENT v. US
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1352
VINCENT v. US
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1379
CHOCTAW TRANSPORTATION COMPANY v. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1670
In re: Verhoef  
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1976

Justia Opinion Summary: VerHoef’s dog developed a walking problem called “knuckling.” Their veterinarian, Dr. Lamb, suggested trying a commercially available harness to support the leg during therapy. The harness did not fix the problem. VerHoe...

FOUR MILE BAY, LLC v. ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2017
SHFL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. v. DIGIDEAL CORPORATION
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2705
Burris v. Wilkie  
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2001

Justia Opinion Summary: Burris’s father served on active duty in Vietnam, 1969-1971, and was granted a permanent and total disability rating for schizophrenia effective 2000. Because of his father’s disability, Burris was eligible to receive De...

IN RE: WILKINSON
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2199
DIGITAL ALLY, INC. v. TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2296
JACKSON v. WILKIE
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1207
LOPEZ v. WILKIE
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1222
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc.  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2121

Justia Opinion Summary: TAOS and Intersil were both developing ambient light sensors for electronic devices. Ambient light sensors use a silicon- or other semiconductor-based photodiode that absorbs light and conducts a current. The resulting p...

Disc Disease Solutions Inc. v. VGH Solutions, Inc.  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1483

Justia Opinion Summary: Disc’s 113 patent, entitled “Spinal Brace,” is directed to an air injectable band with a rigid panel worn around the waist. When the band is inflated it expands vertically to provide traction to the spine of the user to...

MANKES v. FANDANGO, LLC
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1897
IN RE: RICCELLI
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2302
BROWDER v. WILKIE
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2626
Progressive Industries, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1941

Justia Opinion Summary: The VA sought bids for procurement of medical gases. Three bids were determined to be in the competitive range: RAS, Irish, and Progressive. Progressive won a bid protest in part. The Claims Court enjoined the VA from aw...

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. v. MERCK & CO., INC.
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2302
01 Communique Laboratory, Inc v. Citrix Online, LLC  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1869

Justia Opinion Summary: Communique’s patent, entitled “System Computer Product and Method for Providing a Private Communication Portal,” allows a remote computer to access a personal computer via the Internet, using a “location facility” to “cr...

Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc.  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2302

Justia Opinion Summary: Merck's patents claim classes of compounds, identified by structural formulas, and the administration of therapeutically effective amounts of such compounds for treating Hepatitis C. Gilead developed its own Hepatitis C...

Bell Supply Co, LLC v. United States  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1492

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce investigated imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG). To make OCTG, steel is made into “green tube,” which must be finished to meet specifications for oil and gas well applications. The fin...

Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp.  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1944

Justia Opinion Summary: The 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.The patent is con...

WI-FI ONE, LLC v. BROADCOM CORPORATION
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1945
WI-FI ONE, LLC v. BROADCOM CORPORATION
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1946
St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2301

Justia Opinion Summary: Saint Bernard Parish Government and other owners of real property in St. Bernard Parish or in the Lower Ninth Ward of the City of New Orleans sued under the Tucker Act, 28 U.S.C. 1491(a)(1), alleging a taking. They claim...

James v. J2 Cloud Services, LLC  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1506

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent, which lists Rieley and Muller as inventors and for which they applied for in 1997, describes the conversion of an incoming facsimile or voicemail message into a digital representation, which is then forwarded...