2018 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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...

Voter Verified, Inc. v. Election Systems & Software LLC  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1930

Justia Opinion Summary: Verified’s patent is directed to “auto-verification” of a voter’s ballot. In 2009, Verified sued Election Systems, which markets automated voting systems, for infringement. Election counterclaimed that the patent's clai...

MEDINOL LTD. v. CORDIS CORPORATION
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1027
Droplets, Inc. v. E*Trade Bank  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2504

Justia Opinion Summary: Droplets’s 115 Patent, describing a system “for delivering interactive links for presenting applications and second information at a client computer from remote sources in a network-configured computer processing system,...

WONDERLAND NURSERYGOODS CO. v. BABY TREND, INC.
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1295
John Bean Technologies Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc.  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1502

Justia Opinion Summary: John Bean’s patent, directed to a chiller for cooling poultry carcasses, issued in 2002. Morris is the only other U.S. poultry chiller manufacturer. Weeks after the patent issued, Morris sent a letter stating that Bean...

ICOS CORPORATION v. ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS, LTD.
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1017
PERRIE v. PERRIE
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1087
Raniere v. Microsoft Corp.  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1400

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Raniere assigned all rights in the five patents to GTI. Raniere is not listed on GTI’s incorporation documents as an officer, director, or shareholder. GTI dissolved in 1996. In 2014, Raniere executed a documen...

LESEMAN, LLC v. STRATASYS, INC.
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1453
PHILIPS LIGHTING NORTH AMERICA v. WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATION
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1526
Apator Miitors ApS v. Kamstrup A/S  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1681

Justia Opinion Summary: Kamstrup filed a petition for inter partes review of the 559 patent. The Board instituted review, based in part on the Nielsen patent. During trial, Apator attempted to swear behind Nielsen’s effective filing date (March...

WELLS v. MSPB
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2177
Agility Logistics Services Co., KSC v. Mattis  
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1555

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established to rule Iraq pending transfer of authority to the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG). CPA awarded Agility a Contract to operate warehouses, providing that “[...

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. v. Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.  
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1798

Justia Opinion Summary: Stereochemistry is the study of a molecule’s three-dimensional structure. Stereoisomers are molecules with the same chemical formula and structure but different three-dimensional configurations. Enantiomers, non-superimp...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals International, Ltd.  
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2707

Justia Opinion Summary: Vanda had an exclusive license to the now-expired 198 patent and owns the 610 patent, relating to treatment of schizophrenia with iloperidone wherein the dosage range is based on the patient’s genotype. Vanda owns the N...

YUFA v. TSI, INCORPORATED
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2282
LUITPOLD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. PHARMACOSMOS A/S
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1715
LUITPOLD PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. PHARMACOSMOS A/S
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1786
D'TIOLE v. HHS
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1982
SMARTFLASH LLC v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2451
TECHNOLOGY PROPERTIES LIMITED v. CANON INC.
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1063
VIRGINIA INNOVATION SCIENCES v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1482
GRIMSRUD v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1737
Well Luck Co., Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1816

Justia Opinion Summary: The merchandise “consists of three varieties of wet-cooked and/or roasted, salted, flavored, and/or unflavored sunflower seeds in unbroken shells: All Natural Flavor, Spiced Flavor, and Coconut Flavor” for human consumpt...

GOTO DENSHI CO., LTD. v. MITSUBISHI CABLE INDUSTRIES
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1826
IN RE: MERCK & CIE
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1960
HINDMAN v. US
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2066
PAZANDEH v. YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1275
KAPLAN v. US
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2496
JARVIS v. US
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1111
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MISSOURI v. US
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2015
ACTIVE NETWORK, LLC v. US
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2135
MAXON, LLC v. FUNAI CORPORATION, INC.
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2139
OLEKSY v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2225
BAKER v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2357
CORRAO v. WILKIE
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1223
Knowles Electronics LLC v. Iancu  
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1954

Justia Opinion Summary: Knowles’s patent, entitled “Silicon Condenser Microphone and Manufacturing Method,” generally discloses a silicon condenser microphone apparatus, including a housing for shielding a transducer, used in certain types of h...

IN RE: EUREKA RESTAURANT GROUP, LLC
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1114
CORNELL v. WILKIE
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1770
RICOH USA, INC. v. ARMY
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1859
NHK SEATING OF AMERICA, INC. v. LEAR CORPORATION
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1888
COMARCO WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES v. APPLE INC.
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1929
GLG FARMS LLC v. BRANDT AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1937
DIALWARE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC v. HASBRO, INC.
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1952
ANDERSON v. HHS
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2209
SHIRE DEVELOPMENT, LLC v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2268
IN RE: COUTTS
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2458
MITRANO v. AIR FORCE
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2572
PAZANDEH v. YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Date: April 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1275
FINISAR CORPORATION v. NISTICA, INC.
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1649
HOWELL v. OOC
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1755
ESTATE OF JASON A. SMALLWOOD v. US
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1915
BROAD OCEAN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. NIDEC MOTOR CORPORATION
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1933
GOLD CHARM LIMITED v. SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1738
ICON HEALTH & FITNESS, INC. v. POLAR ELECTRO OY
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1886
LF CENTENNIAL LIMITED v. IANCU
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1946
TOPLIFF v. WILKIE
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2067
SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN OILFIELD v. CHURCHILL DRILLING TOOLS US
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2137
LITCHFIELD v. MSPB
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2165
Saunders v. Wilkie  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1466

Justia Opinion Summary: Saunders served on active duty in the Army, 1987-1994. Saunders did not previously experience knee problems but, during her service, sought treatment for knee pain and was diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFP...

EMED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. REPRO-MED SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1547
BARCO, N.V. v. EIZO CORPORATION
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2086
RAYTHEON COMPANY v. SONY CORPORATION
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1554
WWRD US, LLC v. United States  
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1945

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009-2010, WWRD imported decorative ceramic plates and mugs from its “Old Britain Castles” dinnerware collections; decorative ceramic plates and gravy boats from its “His Majesty” dinnerware collection; and crystal fl...

BAL v. NAVY
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1200
TRINKL v. MSPB
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1378
ThyssenKrupp Steel North America, Inc. v. United States  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1407

Justia Opinion Summary: ThyssenKrupp imports corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from Germany. In 1993, the Department of Commerce imposed an antidumping duty on such imports. Between February 14-July 2012, ThyssenKrupp made e...

BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE v. IANCU
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1928
BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE v. IANCU
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1928
ARISTA NETWORKS, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1313
SOPHOS LIMITED v. IANCU
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1567
Lledo v. Office of Personnel Management  
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1717

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1968-1991, Lledo was employed at the Subic Bay, Philippines U.S. Navy Public Works Center, initially as an Apprentice (electrician) “excepted service – indefinite appointment.” Lledo resigned with the designated sev...

In re: Brandt  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2601

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirmed an examiner’s obviousness rejection of patent application claims related to “high density polyurethane or polyisocyanurate construction boards, as well as their use in flat or l...

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1118

Justia Opinion Summary: Oracle’s Java platform for computer programming allows programmers to write programs that “run on different types of computer hardware without having to rewrite them for each different type.” Java Application Programming...

MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORP. v. VANDOR CORPORATION
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1889
GOOGLE LLC v. NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2509
DSS Technology Management, Inc. v. Apple Inc.  
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2523

Justia Opinion Summary: The 290 patent, which issued in 2000 and is assigned to DSS, is directed to a wireless communication network for a single host device and multiple peripheral devices. It discloses a data network for bidirectional wireles...

DELL INC. v. ACCELERON, LLC
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1101
GRAY v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1782
CAVE CONSULTING GROUP, LLC v. OPTUMINSIGHT, INC.
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1060
SARIF BIOMEDICAL LLC v. BRAINLAB, INC.
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1103
GRK Canada, Ltd. v. United States  
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2623

Justia Opinion Summary: GRK imported into the U.S. three types of screw fasteners, used to mate dissimilar materials and made with corrosion-resistant, case-hardened steel. Customs classified the screws as “other wood screws” under subheading 7...

Meridian Engineering Co. v. United States  
Date: March 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1584

Justia Opinion Summary: Meridian contracted to construct the Chula Vista Project flood control project, including construction of concrete channels, relocation of a sewer line, and dewatering and water diversion. After commencing work, Meridian...

Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC  
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1101

Justia Opinion Summary: Acceleron’s 021 patent is directed to a computer network appliance containing a number of hot-swappable components that can be removed and replaced without turning off or resetting the computer system as a whole. The Pat...

In re: Power Integrations, Inc.  
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1304

Justia Opinion Summary: Power’s 876 patent, “Frequency Jittering Control for Varying the Switching Frequency of a Power Supply,” describes a technique for reducing electromagnetic interference noise “by jittering the switching frequency of a sw...

IN RE: BHAGAT
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2525
VIRNETX INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1131
MAKI v. DOJ
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1201
AUTO-KAPS, LLC v. CLOROX COMPANY
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1456
YOUNG v. SHULKIN
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1720
BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE v. IANCU
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1928
DOMINION ENERGY, INC. v. ALSTOM GRID LLC
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1158
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. SYMANTEC CORP.
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1814
ZHOU v. US
Date: March 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1012
Hologic, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.  
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1389

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith & Nephew’s patent relates to an endoscope and method to remove uterine tissue; it claims priority to an earlier-filed PCT application by the same inventor with a nearly identical specification. On inter partes revi...

WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATION v. PHILIPS LIGHTING NORTH AMERICA
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1531
FEDERAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION v. DEFENSE [ORDER-Supp Br]
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3173
JOAO BOCK TRANSACTION SYSTEMS v. JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1887
TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA v. SYMANTEC CORPORATION
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2551
PERSONALIZED MEDIA v. AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2606
Nestle USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc.  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1193

Justia Opinion Summary: Aseptic packaging involves putting a sterile food product into a sterile package within a sterile environment. Steuben’s patent is generally directed to providing such a sterile environment in a sterilization tunnel. Ste...

Steuben Foods, Inc. v. Nestle USA, Inc.  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1290

Justia Opinion Summary: Aseptic packaging involves putting a sterile food product into a sterile package within a sterile environment. Steuben’s 435 patent is generally directed to providing such a sterile environment in a sterilization tunnel....

LOOPS LLC v. PHOENIX TRADING, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1316
PPC BROADBAND, INC. v. CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1347
ATLAS IP, LLC v. ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1395
PERSONALIZED MEDIA v. AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1441
CASCADES PROJECTION LLC v. EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1517
TCL CORPORATION v. TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1650
CHESTNUT HILL SOUND INC. v. APPLE, INC.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1808
NEW WORLD INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1956
SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC  
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2738

Justia Opinion Summary: SimpleAir initiated patent infringement lawsuits against Google’s Cloud and Cloud to Device Messaging Services, involving patents from a family of SimpleAir patents directed to push notification technology. The 433 “pare...

Stephens v. United States  
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2720

Justia Opinion Summary: In returns for 1995, 1996, and 1997, Stephens a shareholder of SF, a subchapter S corporation, reported "passive activity" passthrough income and passive activity losses (deductible from passive activity income) and pass...

IN RE: KNAUF INSULATION, INC.
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1317
Holton v. Department of the Navy  
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1430

Justia Opinion Summary: Holton supervised a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard crane team that was moving submarine covers. Each unit weighed roughly 60,000 pounds. Holton briefed the crew and gave control over the crane to the authorized rigger, then l...

HENDRICKSON v. US
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1996
EVERYMD.COM LLC v. FACEBOOK INC.
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2105
EXERGEN CORPORATION v. KAZ USA, INC.
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2315
CAPITAL SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. v. NCR CORPORATION
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1396
PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V. v. WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATION
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1529
Ottah v. Fiat Chrysler  
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1842

Justia Opinion Summary: Ottah’s Patent, entitled “Book Holder,” describes “a removable book holder assembly for use by a person in a protective or mobile structure such as a car seat, wheelchair, walker, or stroller” “having an adjustable, rele...

CAPITAL SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC. v. NCR CORPORATION
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2368
XPO LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE v. US
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2506
XPO LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE v. US
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1202
GRECIA v. MCDONALD'S CORPORATION
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1672
Cleveland Assets, LLC v. United States  
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2113

Justia Opinion Summary: The FBI is the sole tenant in a building under a lease between Cleveland Assets and the General Services Administration (GSA) that began in 2002 and was to expire in 2012. The lease has been extended multiple times. GSA...

Bly v. Shulkin  
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1287

Justia Opinion Summary: In November 2014, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals denied Bly’s request for service connection for bilateral hearing loss. Bly appealed to the Veterans Court. After his opening brief was filed, Bly and the government filed...

Knowles Electronics LLC v. Cirrus Logic, Inc.  
Date: March 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2010

Justia Opinion Summary: Knowles’s 231 patent, entitled “Microelectromechanical System Package with Environmental and Interference Shield,” discloses microelectromechanical system (MEMS) packages comprising a substrate, a microphone, and a cover...

Nalco Co. v. Chem-Mod, LLC  
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1036

Justia Opinion Summary: Nalco’s patent, titled “Enhanced Mercury Control in Coal-Fired Power Plants,” describes a method for the removal of elemental mercury, a toxic pollutant, from the flue gas created by combustion in coal-fired power plants...

HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. v. PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA
Date: February 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1124
REFAEI v. US
Date: February 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1399
GOOGLE LLC v. AT HOME BONDHOLDERS' LIQUID.
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2727
HILES v. SHULKIN
Date: February 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1247
LOCKWOOD v. DVA
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1489
Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Google LLC  
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1249

Justia Opinion Summary: On inter partes review of Arendi’s patent, which relates to a computerized method for identifying and substituting information in an electronic document, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held all of the claims unpatenta...

IN RE: JANKE
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1697
INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGICAL v. FIRST INTERNET BANK OF
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1795
A. SCHULMAN, INC. v. POLYONE CORPORATION
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2035
SNAP-ON INC. v. MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORP.
Date: February 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1305
AUTOMATED TRACKING SOLUTIONS v. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
Date: February 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1494
STERLING v. SHULKIN
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1049
IN RE: KHAN
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2207
JOHNSON v. US
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1035
IN RE VIOLATION OF RULE 50
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-9000
TRAVEL SENTRY, INC. v. DAVID TROPP
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2386
THINK PRODUCTS, INC. v. ACCO BRANDS CORPORATION
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1360
STRATEGIC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS v. US
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1418
Aatrix Software, Inc v. Green Shades Software, Inc  
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1452

Justia Opinion Summary: Aatrix's patents have essentially the same specification and are directed to systems and methods for designing, creating, and importing data into a viewable form on a computer so that a user can manipulate the data and c...

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. v. ARISTA NETWORKS, INC.
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2384
GRAMM v. DEERE & COMPANY
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1252
PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. AIR LIQUIDE LARGE INDUSTRIES
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1318
CLEARON CORP. v. US
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1520
KLIPPEL v. DHS
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1636
IN RE: LIFEWATCH TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1652
COSMO LIGHTING INC. v. ORSTAR INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1804
Aviation & General Isurance Co., Ltd. v. United States  
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2389

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1985, EgyptAir Flight 648 was hijacked by terrorists, who killed passengers and destroyed the aircraft. The U.S. State Department determined that the terrorists received support from the Libyan government. In 1988, a...

CAPELLA PHOTONICS, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2394
ALTAIR INSTRUMENTS, INC. v. KELLEY WEST ENTERPRISES, LLC
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1194
In re: Hodges  
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1434

Justia Opinion Summary: The 222 Application, entitled “System and Method for Operating a Drain Valve,” is directed to a valve assembly for draining contaminants, condensation, and other fluids that adversely affect the efficiency and function o...

IN RE: CHAPLIN
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1478
IN RE: SCHOLLMAYER
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1574
ATTENUATION ENVIRONMENTAL CO. v. CHAIRMAN OF THE US NRC
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1642
IN RE: BURGOS
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1714
LEITNER-WISE v. LWRC INTERNATIONAL, LLC
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1852
ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION v. ITC
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1883
HIRSCHFIELD v. OPM
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2607
MACDONALD v. SHULKIN
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1099
Polaris Industries, Inc. v. Arctic Cat, Inc.  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1807

Justia Opinion Summary: Polaris’s 405 Patent, titled “Side-by-Side ATV,” issued in December 2013, “relates to [all-terrain vehicles] having at least a pair of laterally spaced apart seating surfaces.” The patent expresses a desire that the ATVs...

Xitronix Corp. v. KLA-Tencor Corp.  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2746

Justia Opinion Summary: Xitronix filed, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, a “Walker Process” monopolization claim under section 2 of the Sherman Act and sections 4 and 6 of the Clayton Act based on the alleged fraudu...

O'Farrell v. Department of Defense  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1223

Justia Opinion Summary: On September 11, 2012, President Obama published notice “continuing for [one] year the national emergency . . . with respect to the terrorist attacks.” In April 2013, O’Farrell, an Army Reservist, received an order direc...

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1560

Justia Opinion Summary: Merck’s 353 patent claims mometasone furoate monohydrate, the active ingredient in Merck’s Nasonex® nasal product. Amneal submitted an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)...

ZUILI v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2161
DIAMOND SAWBLADES MANUFACTURER v. US
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1253
ASRARI v. DHS
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1064
Berkheimer v. HP Inc.  
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1437

Justia Opinion Summary: The 713 patent relates to digitally processing and archiving files in a digital asset management system that parses files into multiple objects and tags the objects to create relationships between them. These objects ar...

In re: Nordt Development Co., LLC  
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1445

Justia Opinion Summary: The 865 application is directed to an elastic knee brace having a framework and a hinge with a strut and arm components. The elastic nature of the knee brace allows for and aids in the flexing of the knee. The specificat...

KOMATSU LTD. v. THE AMERICAN TORCH TIP CO.
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1696
GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTL. v. INLINE PACKAGING, LLC
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1776
SPITTERS v. US
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1078
BLUE SPIKE, LLC v. ADOBE SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1075
PAPIERFABRIK AUGUST KOEHLER SE v. US
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2425
HUSTEEL CO., LTD. v. US
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2732
HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. v. PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1021
MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS v. INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AMERICAS
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1448
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. v. Infineon Technologies Americas Corp.  
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1448

Justia Opinion Summary: MACOM’s predecessor developed semiconductors using gallium nitride (GaN), obtained patents related to that technology, and sold those patents to Infineon's predecessor, retaining rights under separate license agreement....

GERACE v. SHULKIN
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1562
IN RE: TECSEC, INC.
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1648
COHO LICENSING LLC v. OATH INC.
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1704
MACOM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS v. INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AMERICAS
Date: February 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1882
Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 14-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: TMC owns patents relating to the drug bivalirudin, a synthetic peptide anti-coagulant. TMC sells the drug for injection under the Angiomax® brand and purchased pharmaceutical batches from BV. In 2005, BV created batches...

Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd v. Matal  
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1238

Justia Opinion Summary: The framework in 35 U.S.C. 154 allows adjustment a patent’s term “[t]o account for any undue delays in patent examination caused by the PTO,” including an “A Delay,” which “arises when the PTO fails to meet statutory dea...

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY v. CTP INNOVATIONS, LLC
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1278
Elbit Systems of America, LLC v. Thales Visionix Inc.  
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1355

Justia Opinion Summary: Entitled “Motion-Tracking,” the 159 patent generally relates to “tracking motion relative to a moving platform, such as motion-base simulators, virtual environment trainers deployed on board ships, and live vehicular app...

SOLIMAN v. US
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2529
WCM INDUSTRIES, INC. v. IPS CORPORATION
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2211
AbbVie Inc. v. MedImmune Limited  
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1689

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1995 agreement, arising from a research collaboration that resulted in the antibody adalimumab, the active ingredient in the drug Humira, is governed by British law. The agreement licensed AbbVie to practice the 516...

PAICE LLC v. FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1263
Paice, LLC v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1387

Justia Opinion Summary: Paice’s related 634 and 097 patents, both titled “Hybrid Vehicles,” are directed to a torque-based algorithm for selecting operating modes in a hybrid vehicle having an internal combustion engine and one or more battery-...

MOVE, INC. v. REAL ESTATE ALLIANCE
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1463
KISOR v. SHULKIN [ORDER DENYING PANEL & EN BANC REHEARING]
Date: January 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1929
New York and Presbyterian Hospital v. United States  
Date: January 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1180

Justia Opinion Summary: A 2004 IRS regulation excluded medical residents from the FICA tax student exception for services provided after April 1, 2005. In 2010, the IRS decided that residents could qualify for the exception for tax periods endi...

SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. v. HOLOGIC, INC.
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1008
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC v. US
Date: January 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1924
MOTT v. DVA
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1222
BIAS v. US
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2116
Core Wireless Licensing, S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc.  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2684

Justia Opinion Summary: The 476 and 020 patents disclose improved display interfaces, particularly for electronic devices with small screens like mobile telephones to allow a user to more quickly access desired data stored in, and functions of...

Maxlinear, Inc. v. CF Crespe LLC  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1039

Justia Opinion Summary: Crespe’s 585 patent “relates to a broadband television signal receiver for receiving multi-standard analog television signals, digital television signals and data channels.” A television receiver takes incoming televisio...

Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.  
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: In an inter partes review proceeding (IPR), Arthrex disclaimed all the subject claims before the Patent and Appeal Board issued an institution decision. The Board entered an adverse judgment. The Federal Circuit affirmed...

AgustaWestland North America v. United States  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Federal Claims enjoined the U.S. Army from proceeding with, or awarding, a contract to Airbus Helicopter, finding that Army Execution Order 109-14, which implemented the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiativ...

In re: Janssen Biotech, Inc.  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1257

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in an ex parte reexamination of Janssen’s 471 patent, affirmed the rejection of claims 1–7 as unpatentable under the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting, which is intended to...

Glycine & More, Inc. v. United States  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1312

Justia Opinion Summary: A U.S. Department of Commerce regulation states: “The Secretary will rescind an administrative review ... if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice ... T...

GOOGLE LLC v. NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1379
Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: January 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1053

Justia Opinion Summary: SolarWorld sought imposition of antidumping duties under 19 U.S.C. 1673–1673h and countervailing duties under 19 U.S.C. 1671– 1671h on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, modules, laminates, and panels (CSPV products...

CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES v. ORACLE CORP.
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1242
Flexuspine, Inc. v. Gobus Medical, Inc.  
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1188

Justia Opinion Summary: Flexuspine sued Globus for infringement. Globus asserted noninfringement and invalidity. After Inter Partes Review and claim construction, the court dismissed several claims and counterclaims and granted Globus summary j...

IN RE: PROBOKNOW, LLC
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1217
CAP EXPORT, LLC v. ZINUS, INC.
Date: January 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1540
Securiforce International America, LLC v. United States  
Date: January 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2589

Justia Opinion Summary: Securiforce entered into a requirements contract with the government to deliver fuel to eight sites in Iraq. The government terminated the contract for convenience with respect to two sites because Securiforce intended t...

IN RE: THERESA
Date: January 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1920
DEFLANDERS v. SHULKIN
Date: January 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2468
PARALLEL NETWORKS, LLC v. SG INTERACTIVE INC.
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2741
ERWIN v. ARMY
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1137
BCE, INC. v. SHULKIN
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1171
TINNUS ENTERPRISES, LLC v. TELEBRANDS CORPORATION
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1175
IN RE: TSUI
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1204
O'DIAH v. US
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1227
OPENTV, INC. v. MATAL
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1250
KNAUF INSULATION, INC. v. JOHNS MANVILLE CORPORATION
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1433
ZOOMESSENCE, INC. v. MATAL
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1581
VETERANS ELECTRIC, LLC v. US
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1655
TINNUS ENTERPRISES, LLC v. TELEBRANDS CORPORATION
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2194
LIQWD, INC. v. L'OREAL USA, INC.
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2295
PIOTROWSKI v. US
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 15-5098
Exmark Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. Briggs & Stratton Power Group, LLC  
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2197

Justia Opinion Summary: Exmark sued Briggs & Stratton for infringement of a patent directed to a lawn mower having improved flow control baffles. .The court entered summary judgment that claim 1 was not invalid because the claim survived multip...

IN RE: MOSA BOUTIQUE, LLC
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1129
SAP AMERICA, INC. v. WELLOGIX, INC.
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1176
IN RE: DAI
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1436
CONTINENTAL SERVICE GROUP INC. v. US
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2155
MAXBERRY v. US
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2271
CONTINENTAL SERVICE GROUP INC. v. US
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2391
JOHNSON v. US
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2569
BROWN v. SHULKIN
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1072
Advanced Video Technologies, LLC v. HTC Corp.  
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2309

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent, entitled “Full Duplex Single Clip Video Codec” lists co-inventors, Woo, Li, and Hsiun, and was created while they were Infochips employees. Infochips’ “receivables,” pledged as security, were seized by LM whe...

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. v. FUJIFILM CORPORATION
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1070
MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC.
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1254
RQ SQUARED, LLC v. US
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1632
Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc.  
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2520

Justia Opinion Summary: Finjan sued Blue Coat for infringement of patents directed to identifying and protecting against malware. Certain claims recite a system and method for providing computer security by attaching a security profile to a dow...

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AT KINGSTON v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2723
MYA SARAY, LLC v. DABES
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1044
ZKEY INVESTMENTS, LLC v. FACEBOOK, INC.
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1429
YORK TELECOM CORPORATION v. US
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1598
DOUGLAS P. FLEMING, LLC v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1515
ALEXSAM, INC. v. WILDCARD SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1682
Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp.  
Date: January 8, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1944

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

United States Capitol Police v. Office of Compliance  
Date: January 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2712

Justia Opinion Summary: The Directors of the Office of Compliance affirmed a finding that the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) engaged in unfair labor practices when it issued Officer Konczos a Command Discipline Warning in response to Konczos’s prot...

Monsanto Technology LLC v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1032

Justia Opinion Summary: Monsanto’s patent, titled “Soybean Seed and Oil Compositions and Methods of Making Same,” claims a two-step process for crossing (mating) two parent soybean lines to produce soybean seeds with a modified fatty acid profi...

Pleasure-Way Industries, Inc. v. United States  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1190

Justia Opinion Summary: Pleasure-Way, manufactures and sells Class B motorhomes. In 2008-2009, having bought 144 DaimlerChrysler AG “Sprinter” vans in the U.S., Pleasure-Way exported them to its facility in Canada, where it converted them into...

EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD v. NICHIA CORPORATION
Date: January 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1577
Capella Sales & Services Ltd. v. United States  
Date: January 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2649

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commerce Department can impose countervailing duties (CVDs) on imported goods if it “determines that the government of a country . . . is providing, directly or indirectly, a countervailable subsidy with respect to”...

APTALIS PHARMATECH, INC. v. APOTEX INC.
Date: January 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1344
Alpine PCS, Inc. v. United States  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, the Federal Communications Commission awarded spectrum licenses to Alpine, for use in the provision of wireless telecommunications services. Alpine bid approximately $8.9 million for one license and $17.3 millio...

ALLERGAN SALES, LLC v. SANDOZ, INC.
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1499