2019 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Trading Technologies International, Inc. v. IBG LLC  
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2257

Justia Opinion Summary: TT’s patents relate to a graphical user interface for electronic trading. The 056 and 999 patents, which share a specification, disclose “a user interface for an electronic trading system that allows a remote trader to v...

IN RE: MICHAEL A. HENRY BEY
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-115
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. Unifrax I LLC  
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2575

Justia Opinion Summary: DuPont’s 926 patent, entitled “Composite Flame Barrier Laminate for a Thermal and Acoustic Insulation Blanket,” issued in December 2013 and claims composite laminates that are incorporated into thermal-acoustic blankets...

VANDESANDE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1603
PURDUE PHARMA L.P. v. IANCU [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL] a
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1710
HAYDEN v. AIR FORCE
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1589
HAIRSTON v. DVA [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2053
Scott v. Wilkie  
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1535

Justia Opinion Summary: While serving in the Navy, Scott developed a bilateral foot disability caused by prolonged standing. In 1973, the VA Regional Office (RO) awarded Scott service connection for bilateral pes planus (flatfoot) and granted h...

DENOFRIO v. DVA
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1671
IN RE: COBLER
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1995
NEXTGEN BIOLOGICS, INC. v. AXOLOTL BIOLOGIX, INC.
Date: April 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2016
CLOUD v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1219
ATI Technologies ULC v. Iancu  
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2222

Justia Opinion Summary: On inter partes review of ATI’s “Unified Shader Patents,” LGE cited multiple prior references. A “shader” as used in this field is a computer-implemented system that specifies how a computer-graphics three-dimensional im...

TAINA v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1829
IN RE: SINY CORP. [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1077
In re: Siny Corp.  
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1077

Justia Opinion Summary: Siny sought to register the mark CASALANA in standard characters for “Knit pile fabric made with wool for use as a textile in the manufacture of outerwear, gloves, apparel, and accessories” based on use in commerce under...

DELISIO v. WILKIE [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1183
MAEHR v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2286
Irwin Industrial Tool Co. v. United States  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1215

Justia Opinion Summary: Irwin imported several styles of hand tools, including straight jaw locking pliers, large jaw locking pliers, curved jaw locking pliers with and without wire cutters, and long nose locking pliers with wire cutters. U.S....

Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp.  
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1309

Justia Opinion Summary: Omega sued CalAmp for infringement of patents that generally relate to multi-vehicle compatible systems that can remotely control various vehicle functions (for example, remote vehicle starting), and read the status of v...

IN RE: BRANDED LLC
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1828
WUHAN KEDA MARBLE CO., LTD. v. TENAX S.P.A.
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1900
IN RE: YU
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2000
ABB, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1300

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of International Trade sustained the remand determination of the Department of Commerce in the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers from Korea. The Federal Circu...

BOUGH v. INTERIOR
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1477
IN RE: BARONOV
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1730
BASF CORPORATION v. JOHNSON MATTHEY INC.
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1908
COLEY v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1336
INNOVATIVE MEMORY SYSTEMS v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2398
INNOVATIVE MEMORY SYSTEMS v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2425
PURDUE PHARMA L.P. v. IANCU
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1285
MCPHERSON v. DHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2218
GREEN v. MSPB [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2264
IBM v. IANCU
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1065
WILLIAMS v. OOC
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1567
QFO LABS, INC. v. PARROT S.A.
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1663
DEXCOM, INC. v. WAVEFORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1752
SIONYX LLC v. HAMAMATSU CORPORATION
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2019
Veterans Contracting Group, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1409

Justia Opinion Summary: Montano, a service-disabled veteran, owns 51% of VCG, which qualified as a service-disabled-veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) under the VA system, 38 U.S.C. 8127(e)–(f), and appeared on the VetBiz database as eligibl...

IBM v. IANCU [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1065
TEK Global, S.R.L. v. Sealant Systems International, Inc.  
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2507

Justia Opinion Summary: SSI is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM): a manufacturer who resells another company’s products under its own name and branding. TEK sells tire repair kits to various OEMs and owns the 110 patent, which is directe...

SHENYANG YUANDA ALUMINUM v. US
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1553
AFGE Local 3599 v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1888

Justia Opinion Summary: Hamilton had been employed by the EEOC for 20 years, with no disciplinary problems, until one day in 2016, when, while engaged in mediation, he suddenly began using racial epithets, engaging in physical violence, and ref...

Grunenthal GMBH v. Alkem Laboratories Limited  
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1153

Justia Opinion Summary: The patents at issue are listed in the FDA’s Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (Orange Book) for NUCYNTA® ER (extended release), a tapentadol hydrochloride tablet. The 364 patent is directed...

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.  
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1240

Justia Opinion Summary: Endo’s patent, entitled “Method of treating pain utilizing controlled release oxymorphone pharmaceutical compositions and instruction on dosing for renal impairment,” covers a method of using oxymorphone to treat pain in...

GOOGLE LLC v. LEE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2227
GOOGLE LLC v. LEE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2228
ChargePoint, Inc. v. SemaConnect, Inc.  
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1739

Justia Opinion Summary: ChargePoint’s patents pertain to charging stations for electric vehicles. At the time the patent application was filed, the charging process “typically require[d] hours and [was] often done overnight or while the electr...

PATACCA v. NAVY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1882
Arctic Cat Inc. v. GEP Power Products, Inc.  
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1520

Justia Opinion Summary: Arctic’s patents, both titled “Power Distribution Module for Personal Recreational Vehicle,” describe an assertedly inventive electrical-connection box having an array of receptacle openings that allow wires to be arrang...

MONE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2208
HICKEY v. DHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1585
IN RE: CONRAD [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1659
PAICE LLC v. IANCU
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1385
SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2223

Justia Opinion Summary: While the interconnectivity of computer networks facilitates access for authorized users, it also increases a network’s susceptibility to attacks from hackers, malware, and other security threats. Some of these security...

XITRONIX CORPORATION v. KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2746
SALINE ASSOCIATES NO. 1 v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1688
DEVONA v. ZEITELS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1210
Shenyang Yuanda Aluminum Industry Engineering Co., Ltd. v. United States  
Date: March 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commerce Department issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders covering aluminum extrusions from China under 19 U.S.C. 1671,. In a previous case, the Federal Circuit upheld Commerce's ruling that the orders ap...

Ruel v. Wilkie  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2562

Justia Opinion Summary: Ruel served in the Marine Corps, 1966-1969, including two tours in Vietnam; he was exposed to Agent Orange. He died in 1984. His wife, Teresa, sought benefits. In July 1984, the VA received her Form 21-534, which the VA...

PERFORMANCE PRICING HOLDINGS v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1189
Natural Alternatives International, Inc.. v. Creative Compunds, LLC  
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1295

Justia Opinion Summary: Natural owns patents relating to dietary supplements containing beta-alanine (an amino acid). Together with histidine, another amino acid, beta-alanine can form dipeptides that are involved in the regulation of intracell...

KANEKA CORPORATION v. SKC KOLON PI, INC.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1313
R.K. v. HHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1738
ARCTIC CAT INC. v. POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1850
AUTO-DRIL, INC. v. NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1991
ARCTIC CAT INC. v. POLARIS INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1996
Forest Laboratories, LLC v. Sigmapharm Laboratories, LLC  
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2369

Justia Opinion Summary: Drug manufacturers filed Abbreviated New Drug Applications with the Food and Drug Administration seeking to market generic versions of Saphris, a drug product sold by Forest Laboratories. Saphris is a sublingually admini...

SOPHOS INC. v. RPOST HOLDINGS, INC. [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1392
Jones v. Wilkie  
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2120

Justia Opinion Summary: Jones served in the Marine Corps, 1968-1970. A VA psychiatrist treated him and diagnosed him with PTSD in 2000. Jones formally applied for disability benefits for PTSD in 2011. In 2012, the VA Regional Office awarded hi...

WORLEY v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1344
CAVE CONSULTING GROUP, INC. v. HEALTH CARE SERVICE CORP.
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1660
CAVE CONSULTING GROUP, INC. v. TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS INC.
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1848
VEDANTI LICENSING LIMITED v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2169
Canadian Solar, Inc. v. United States  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2577

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Commerce, on remand, imposed countervailing and anti-dumping duties (19 U.S.C. 1671) on the importation of solar cells and modules, laminates, and/or panels, containing solar cells imported or sold...

MAX SOUND CORPORATION v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1039
IN RE: LILLENESS
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1714
JIMENEZ v. DOJ
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2371
KONAMI GAMING INC. v. HIGH 5 GAMES, LLC
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1723
IN RE: QAPSULE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1772
INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC. v. MOBILE TECH, INC.
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1236
INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC. v. MOBILE TECH, INC.
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1597
Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1599

Justia Opinion Summary: PersonalWeb’s patent explains that in conventional data processing systems, data items such as files are typically identified by their user-created alphanumeric name and/or pathname or location. Problems arise with tradi...

INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC. v. MOBILE TECH, INC.
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1889
HAIRSTON v. DVA [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2053
James v. Wilkie  
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1264

Justia Opinion Summary: James served on active duty during the Vietnam War. He sought service-connected disability compensation for “a lumbar spine disability and cervical spine disability, as well as an increased rating claim for pseudofollicu...

DEXCOM, INC. v. AGAMATRIX, INC.
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1686
IGNITE USA, LLC v. PACIFIC MARKET INTERNATIONAL
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1793
IN RE: NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1847
IN RE: THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, INC.
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-111
COOPER v. ARMY
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1350
China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd. v. United States  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1375

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Commerce conducted an administrative review and a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from China, then imposed anti-dumping duties under 19 U.S.C. 1673...

Sharpe v. Department of Justice  
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2356

Justia Opinion Summary: Sharpe has been a DEA employee since 1995. Until 2008, he was also a Navy reservist. While at the DEA, Sharpe was deployed three times, twice for six months. As of 2015, Sharpe had applied for 14 GS-14 positions since 20...

Hornseth v. Department of the Navy  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1188

Justia Opinion Summary: Hornseth worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, which houses nuclear-powered vessels; every position requires a security clearance. Hornseth attended rehabilitation for alcoholism and provided the Navy with documents...

University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc. v. General Electric Co.  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1284

Justia Opinion Summary: The University of Florida Research Foundation (UFRF) patent is titled “Managing Critical Care Physiologic Data Using Data Synthesis Technology.” In 2017, UFRF sued GE, alleging infringement. GE argued that the claims of...

GORDON v. US [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1845
MCCOLLUM v. HHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1623
CODA Development SRO v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1028

Justia Opinion Summary: CODA’s CEO, Hrabal, invented self-inflating tire (SIT) technology. In 2008, GM representatives approached CODA, wanting to involve Goodyear in commercializing the technology. The parties executed a nondisclosure agreemen...

United States Capitol Police v. Office of Compliance  
Date: February 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1293

Justia Opinion Summary: Donaldson, a Capitol Police officer, was involved in an off-duty domestic incident. The Office of Professional Responsibility investigated and recommended termination. The Disciplinary Review Board agreed that Donaldson...

DR. FALK PHARMA GMBH v. GENERICO, LLC [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2312
Dr. Falk Pharma GMBH v. Generico, LLC  
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2312

Justia Opinion Summary: The Katten law firm signed an engagement letter with Bausch & Lomb, a corporate affiliate of Valeant, that broadly defined Katten’s client as any Valeant entity. Attorneys Mukerjee and Soderstrom represented Mylan during...

JERRY HARVEY AUDIO HOLDING v. 1964 EARS, LLC
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1299
Park Properties Associates v. United States  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2279

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the project-based Section 8 housing program using Housing Assistance Payments renewal contracts. The landlords own publicly-assisted housing in Yonke...

ITG VOMA CORPORATION v. ITC
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2618
Premier Office Complex of Parma, LLC v. United States  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1231

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the VA sought to lease space for a Parma, Ohio VA clinic. A pre-solicitation memorandum stated that the building must comply with the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) Security Design Criteria. The subsequent...

ADC Telecommunications, Inc. v. United States  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1316

Justia Opinion Summary: U.S. Customs and Border Protection classified ADC's imported merchandise under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) Subheading 9013.80.90, which bears a duty rate of 4.5% ad valorem and covers “other...

STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC v. SECUREAUTH CORPORATION
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1470
IN RE: HOUSTON
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1773
St. Bernard Parish Government v. United States  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1204

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) entered into a “Cooperative Agreement” with St. Bernard Parish under the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act, 31 U.S.C....

Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. United States  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1206

Justia Opinion Summary: Doorknobs with integral locks, imported by Home Depot, were classified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as locks under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) heading 8301. Home Depot argued that...

ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2508
CenTrak, Inc. v. Sonitor Technologies, Inc.  
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2510

Justia Opinion Summary: CenTrak’s 909 patent, entitled “Methods and Systems for Synchronized Ultrasonic Real Time Location,” relates to systems for real-time location (RTL), which allow users to locate and identify portable devices in a facilit...

ABELS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1484
IBG LLC v. TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INT'L [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1732
SONY CORPORATION v. IANCU
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1173
FERNANDEZ v. ARMY
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1388
Cerwonka v. Department of Veterans Affairs.  
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1398

Justia Opinion Summary: Cerwonka, a full-time clinical psychologist for the VA in Alexandria, Louisiana, also maintained a private practice and evaluated social security disability applicants. An administrative complaint was filed against Cerwo...

RYAN v. DEFENSE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1524
BLACKBIRD TECH LLC v. CLOUDFLARE, INC.
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1644
LAKE v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2421
MTD PRODUCTS INC. v. IANCU
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2294
ZAFER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY v. US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2430
NXP USA, INC. v. NFC TECHNOLOGY, LLC
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1138
FRY v. WILKIE
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1546
PACIFIC BIOSCIENCES OF CA v. ITC
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1587
SMARTEN LLC v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1802
WEISSBROD GURVEY v. LIPPMAN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2076
BASR Partnership v. United States  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1925

Justia Opinion Summary: Before selling their business, Page Printing, the Pettinatis followed the tax strategy suggested by their attorney and formed BASR, a general partnership. BASR assumed Treasury Note obligations, which increased its cost...

UNILOC USA, INC. v. PICIS, INC.
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2171
REMBRANDT VISION TECHS., L.P. v. JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1015
VAUGHN v. WILKIE
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1073
Continental Circuits LLC v. Intel Corp.  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1076

Justia Opinion Summary: Continental’s 582, 560, 105, and 912 patents are directed to a “multilayer electrical device . . . having a tooth structure” and methods for making the same. The patents, which have since expired, are continuations of on...

PITTMAN v. US [RULE 36 JUDGMENT - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1481
DROP STOP LLC v. ZHU [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1533
VOIT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. DEL-TON, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1536
YANKTON COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA v. US
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1566
CODEXIS, INC. v. ENZYMEWORKS, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1655
UNILOC USA, INC. v. E-MDS, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1893
REDMOND v. DVA [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2233
Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.  
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1694

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) patent, entitled “Stable Protein Formulations,” describes and claims specific fluid formulations an immunosuppressive agent used in the treatment of immune system disorders such as rheumato...

EKO BRANDS, LLC v. ITC
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2421
ABS GLOBAL, INC. v. INGURAN LLC
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1240
SMART MODULAR TECHNOLOGIES v. IANCU
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1557
ANORUO v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1756
BLYTHE v. WILKIE
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1764
TOLAND v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1921
Dobyns v. United States  
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 15-5020

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Dobyns, then an ATF agent engaged in undercover work, infiltrated the Hells Angels and assisted in the indictment of 36 people for racketeering and murder. The disclosure of his identity during the prosecutions...

Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC  
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2508

Justia Opinion Summary: Athena Diagnostics is the exclusive licensee of the 820 patent, covering methods for diagnosing neurological disorders by detecting antibodies to a protein called muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK), which is associat...

TECHNOLOGY PROPERTIES LIMITED v. HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1439
IN RE: GOOGLE LLC
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-152
SPERLAZZA v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2242
YANDOC v. OPM [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2302
KHAN v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2196
REHCO LLC v. SPIN MASTER, LTD. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2589
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Research Corporation Technologies, Inc.  
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2088

Justia Opinion Summary: RCT owns the 551 patent, which discloses and claims enantiomeric compounds and pharmaceutical compositions useful in the treatment of epilepsy and other central nervous system disorders. The Patent and Trademark Office P...

Duncan Parking Technologies, Inc. v. IPS Group, Inc.  
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1205

Justia Opinion Summary: IPS’s founder and CEO (King) and Chief Technical Officer (Schwarz) are electrical engineers. IPS manufactured multi-space parking meters. King claims he conceived the idea for a credit-card enabled, solar-powered, single...

IN RE: IKEDA FOOD RESEARCH CO., LTD.
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2624
IN RE: KARPF [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2090
Procopio v. Wilkie  
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1821

Justia Opinion Summary: Procopio served aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid in 1964-1967. In July 1966, the Intrepid was deployed in the waters offshore the landmass of the Republic of Vietnam, including its territorial sea. Procopio sought entitlement...

IN RE: IKEDA FOOD RESEARCH CO., LTD. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2624
ARUNACHALAM v. IBM [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2105
United States Capitol Police v. Office of Compliance  
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1201

Justia Opinion Summary: Capitol Police terminated an officer for misconduct. The termination was approved by the Capitol Police Board. The officer invoked his rights under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA). An arbitrator held that termi...

Barry v. Medtronic, Inc.  
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2463

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Barry’s patents, entitled “System and Method for Aligning Vertebrae in the Amelioration of Aberrant Spinal Column Deviation Conditions,” claim methods and systems for correcting spinal column anomalies, such as those...

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1357

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2006, Supernus filed the “100 application” In August 2010, the USPTO issued a final rejection. In February 2011, Supernus filed a request for continued examination (RCE), 35 U.S.C. 132(b). Also in April 2006, Su...

STRAIGHT PATH IP GROUP, LLC v. APPLE INC.
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1491
VEHICLE IP, LLC v. CELLCO PARTNERSHIP [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2511
Princeton Digital Image Corp. v. Office Depot Inc.  
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2597

Justia Opinion Summary: PDIC’s patent allegedly covers encoding digital images in the JPEG format. PDIC licensed the patent to Adobe, promising not to sue Adobe or Adobe’s customers for claims arising “in whole or part owing to an Adobe Licens...

MIICS & PARTNERS AMERICA v. TOSHIBA CORPORATION
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1217
CORRADINI v. WILKIE
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1281
HOSPIRA INC. v. AMNEAL PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1522
IN RE: HANSEN
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1595
ACI-SCC JV v. US
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1721
IN RE: WHITE
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1242
CASCADES STREAMING v. BIG TEN NETWORK, LLC
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1424
GRUSH v. DOJ
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1575
SWISHER v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2268
VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC. v. SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1196
VIRNETX INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1197
LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC. v. SEABERY NORTH AMERICA INC.
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1255
ENVENTURE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY v. MOHAWK ENERGY LTD.
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1356
POWER ANALYTICS CORPORATION v. OPERATION TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1428
KENNEDY v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2245
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. T-MOBILE USA, INC.
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2601
In re: Guild Mortgage Co.  
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2620

Justia Opinion Summary: Guild makes mortgage loans and has used the mark “GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY” since 1960. Guild was founded in California and has expanded to over 40 other states. It applied to register the mark “GUILD MORTGAGE COMPANY,” an...

IN RE: SINY CORP. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1077
ACCELERATION BAY, LLC v. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC.
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1123
Do v. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1147

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, Do a government employee since 1990, was hired by HUD’s Information Systems Audit Division. She became Division Director. In 2006, Asuncion, then working as a Justice Department auditor, applied for a GS-11 posi...

AFFILIATED WESTERN, INC. v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1216
COSMO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES FL, INC.
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1335
EVIDEO INCORPORATED v. US
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1722
THOMAS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2389
WesternGeco L.L.C. v. Ion Geophysical Corp.  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 13-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: WesternGeco’s patents relate to technologies used to search for oil and gas beneath the ocean floor. The patents relate to controlling streamers and sensors in relation to each other by using winged positioning devices...

Amerigen Pharmaceuticals, Ltc. v. UCB Pharma GMBH  
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2596

Justia Opinion Summary: UCB’s 650 patent, which covers certain chemical derivatives of 3,3- diphenylpropylamines, including a compound called fesoterodine. Fesoterodine is an antimuscarinic drug marketed as Toviaz® to treat urinary incontinence...

HAWKINS v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2210
Realtime Data, LLC v. Iancu  
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1154

Justia Opinion Summary: Realtime’s 812 patent discloses “[s]ystems and methods for providing lossless data compression and decompression . . . [that] exploit various characteristics of run-length encoding, parametric dictionary encoding, and bi...

TAYLOR v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2404
IMPERIUM (IP) HOLDINGS v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1570
IMPERIUM (IP) HOLDINGS v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1571
OLIVER v. HHS [ORDER - PRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2540
Turping v. United States  
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1005

Justia Opinion Summary: During World War II, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After the war, Hanford continued in use, operated by contractors. Each time the work was transferred to another c...

ABBEY v. US
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1150
TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. LA COUNTY METRO
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1412
AC Technologies S.A. v. Amazon.com, Inc.  
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1433

Justia Opinion Summary: AC’s 680 patent relates generally to data access and management. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that certain claims were unpatentable. On reconsideration, it invalidated the remaining claims based on a ground of...

LEPORE v. OPM [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1474
BARNES v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2096
RIDGELL v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2334
KOESTER v. UNITED STATES PARK POLICE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2613
Jenkins v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: January 2, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2193

Justia Opinion Summary: For 33 years, Jenkins worked for the Army, finally as a Supervisory Army Community Services Division Chief. In 2010-2012, Jenkins continually failed performance reviews and once served a suspension for submitting an Info...