2019 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 780

Persion Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Alvogen Malta Operations Ltd.  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2361

Justia Opinion Summary: Persion’s 760 and 499 patents, both entitled “Treating Pain in Patients with Hepatic Impairment” share a common written description and priority date and are directed to methods of treating pain in patients with mild or...

DAI Global, LLC v. Administrator of United States Agency for International Development  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1330

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006-2010, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded DAI developmental services contracts for Afghanistan. DAI subcontracted with EI, which employed over 1,000 individuals to provide security servi...

GRIFFIN v. NAVY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2072
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1178
BLACKLIDGE EMULSIONS, INC. v. ASPHALT PRODUCTS UNLIMITED
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1349
SIPCO, LLC v. EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1856
Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Trend Micro Inc.  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1122

Justia Opinion Summary: IV alleged infringement of patents directed to filtering data files (such as email messages) based on content. The court severed the defendants. During claim construction in the Symantec action, IV’s expert consistently...

Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC v. Willowood, LLC  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1614

Justia Opinion Summary: Syngenta sued Willowood, a Hong Kong company that sells fungicide to its Oregon-based affiliate, for infringement of patents directed to a fungicide compound and its manufacturing processes and infringement of copyright...

FOX Factory, Inc. v. SRAM, LLC  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2024

Justia Opinion Summary: SRAM’s patent generally covers an improved bicycle chainring structure that better maintains the chain, obviating the need for extraneous structures. On inter partes review, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found that t...

Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. One World Technologies, Inc.  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2112

Justia Opinion Summary: Chamberlain’s 611 patent, entitled “Barrier Movement Operator Human Interface Method and Apparatus,” is directed to improved methods of human interaction with “barrier movement operators,” such as garage door operator sy...

Blackbird Tech LLC v. Health in Motion, LLC  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2393

Justia Opinion Summary: Blackbird sued HIM for infringement of a patent relating to exercise equipment. Blackbird is owned and controlled entirely by attorneys, whose business model consists of purchasing patents and monetizing them “through l...

Amgen Inc. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1067

Justia Opinion Summary: Amgen’s patents relate to erythropoietin (EPO) isoforms and aspects of their production. EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that regulates red blood cell maturation and production. Recombinant human EPO is an important therap...

SAFEGUARD BASE OPERATIONS, LLC v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1160
NETLIST, INC. v. ITC [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1676
NETLIST, INC. v. SK HYNIX INC.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2123
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2191

Justia Opinion Summary: Chamberlain's patent discloses improved “movable barrier operators,” such as garage door openers. The patent describes a need for “a passive infrared detector for controlling illumination from a garage door operator whic...

NETLIST, INC. v. SK HYNIX INC.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2357
PROSTRAKAN, INC. v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC.
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1125
CCS TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. PANDUIT CORP.
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1286
KNEEBINDING, INC. v. MARKER VOLKL USA, INC.
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1341
WESLEY CORPORATION v. ZOOM T.V. PRODUCTS
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1477
DEFLANDERS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1969
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. FEDEX CORPORATION
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2373
CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS v. PANDUIT CORP.
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1248
ZHONGCE RUBBER GROUP COMPANY v. US
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1421
IN RE: GREENSTEIN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1520
DSM DESOTECH INC. v. ITC
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2150
BARR v. MSPB [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1273
BANK v. AL JOHNSON'S SWEDISH REST. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1880
EARL v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2144
HARRIS v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2153
IBRAHIM v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2242
VERITAS TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. REALTIME DATA, LLC [RULE 36 JUDGMENT] v2
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1366
VERITAS TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. REALTIME DATA LLC
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2200
BAKER v. OPM
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2324
IN RE: LEWENSZTAIN
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1014
EMIABATA v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1041
IN-DEPTH TEST LLC v. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1409
BROWN v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2066
TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltc. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson  
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1363

Justia Opinion Summary: Ericsson owns patents essential to practicing standards (SEPs) that enable mobile devices from different manufacturers and different networks to communicate with each other using the same communication protocol. Ericsson...

SMART METER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. ITRON, INC.
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1291
DILLARD v. OPM [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2123
Procopio v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs  
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2184

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a 2019 Federal Circuit decision and enactment of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 133 Stat. 966, the petitioners, who served on open sea ships off the Vietnamese shore during the Vietnam War bel...

DAVIS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2239
McCord v. United States  
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2243

Justia Opinion Summary: McCord injured his back while serving in the Army and was discharged with a 20% disability rating. Because his rating was below 30% and he served for less than 20 years, McCord received severance pay instead of ongoing m...

BLODGETT v. US
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2398
AUSTIN v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1993
JOHNSON v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2049
Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research v. Donghee America, Inc.  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2087

Justia Opinion Summary: Omnium sued Donghee, asserting infringement of eight patents, including the 921 and 812 patents, which generally relate to manufacturing plastic fuel tanks formed by blow molding. The fuel tanks are formed in a way that...

BLODGETT v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2398
Haggart v. United States  
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1757

Justia Opinion Summary: The Landowners filed a “rails-to-trails” class action against the United States, claiming that the government, through the National Trails System Act, effected a Fifth Amendment taking of Landowners’ reversionary rights...

Langkamp v. United States  
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2052

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1980, Langkamp, then a toddler, suffered severe burn injuries on U.S. Army property. In a suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement. The government agreed to pay $239,425....

MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. v. WYETH LLC [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2133
VIRNETX INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1050
TQ Delta, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1766

Justia Opinion Summary: The challenged patents relate to certain improvements to electronic communications systems that lower the peak-to-average power ratio (PAR) of the transmitted signals. Lowering the PAR of a communications system is desir...

In re IPR Licensing, Inc.  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1805

Justia Opinion Summary: IPR’s 244 patent recognizes two types of wireless networks: a wireless local area network, which allows a user to wirelessly connect a portable electronic device to an access point, e.g., a router, that is in turn connec...

VIRNETX INC. v. APPLE INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1050
Pharma Tech Solutions, Inc. v. LifeScan, Inc.  
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1163

Justia Opinion Summary: Pharma Tech sued LifeScan for infringement of two patents that concern blood glucose monitoring systems for home use by individuals with diabetes. The shared specification of Pharma Tech’s patents states that the claimed...

LAWSON v. WILKIE [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2387
FIBER, LLC v. CIENA CORPORATION [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1005
IN RE: HUANG
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 20-101
IN RE: EXTREME TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 20-106
SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1368
PICCONE v. PATO [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1471
Game & Technology Co., Ltd. v. Wargaming Group Ltd.  
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1171

Justia Opinion Summary: GAT’s 243 patent discloses a “method and system for providing an online game, in which ability information of a unit associated with a pilot is enabled to change as ability information of the pilot changes.” In July 20...

IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1254
GRECIA v. WALGREEN CO.
Date: November 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1418
Koninklijke KPN N.V. v. Gemalto M2M GMBH  
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1863

Justia Opinion Summary: KPN sued Gemalto for infringement of its 662 patent, which concerns “systemic error” in the physical transmission of information over the air, The district court found four claims patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. 101, a...

Secretary of Defense v. Northrop Grumman Corp.  
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1945

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Acquisition Regulation permits contractors such as Northrop to seek reimbursement from the federal government for “allowable” post-retirement benefit (PRB) costs. The Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals...

MONTELONGO v. OPM
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2095
PIPES v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1189
Baley v. United States  
Date: November 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1323

Justia Opinion Summary: The Klamath River Basin Reclamation Project straddles the Oregon-California border and provides water to hundreds of farms. The Project is managed by the Bureau of Reclamation. In 2001, the Bureau temporarily halted wate...

Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc. v. Seirus Innovative Accessories, Inc.  
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1329

Justia Opinion Summary: Columbia’s 270 patent is a utility patent directed to materials that use a pattern of heat-directing elements coupled to a base fabric to manage heat through reflection or conductivity. Figures in the patent depict the m...

DRAKE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2135
LOGGERHEAD TOOLS, LLC v. SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2282
APPLE INC. v. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECH.
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2332
PRESIDIO COMPONENTS, INC. v. AMERICAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2380
R2 SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. v. INTEL CORPORATION
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1031
VELOCITY PATENT LLC v. FCA US LLC
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1114
GALPERTI, INC. v. GALPERTI S.R.L. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1150
RAPID COMPLETIONS LLC v. BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1240
IN RE: COPELAND-SMITH [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1968
BEDGEAR, LLC v. FREDMAN BROS. FURNITURE CO.
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2082
LA MOLISANA S.P.A. v. US
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2261
GREEN VALLEY COMPANY v. ARMY
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2285
IN RE: FOTE
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2311
CRANE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES v. ROLLING OPTICS AB
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2374
FLORES v. WILKIE
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1044
WIGGINS v. OPM [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1143
DISTEFANO PATENT TRUST III v. LINKEDIN CORPORATION
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1210
DAICEL CORPORATION v. CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2130
DAICEL CORPORATION v. CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORP.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2131
POLIDI v. LEE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2277
Norman v. United States  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2408

Justia Opinion Summary: Norman, a school teacher, opened a “numbered” Swiss bank account with UBS in 1999. Statements for the account list only the account number, not Norman’s name or address. From 2001-2008, her balance ranged between $1.5 mi...

CUSTOMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1001
IN RE: PRIMBAS
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1062
Industrial Chemicals, Inc. v. United States  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1176

Justia Opinion Summary: The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) provides “duty-free treatment” for “eligible article[s] from . . . beneficiary developing countr[ies],” 19 U.S.C. 2461 (2012), including India. Congressional authorization for...

SKARADA v. DVA
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1233
BIBLE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1799
Airbus S.A.S. v. Firepass Corp.  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1803

Justia Opinion Summary: On inter partes reexamination after the Federal Circuit vacated the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s prior decision, the Board reversed the patent examiner’s rejection of new claims presented by Firepass (the patent owner...

IN RE: MOTUPALLI [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1889
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson v. TCL Corp.  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2381

Justia Opinion Summary: Ericsson’s 052 patent describes and claims a “direct conversion receiver” for wireless communication systems that may receive signals from systems that operate at different frequency bands. On inter partes review, the Pa...

McGuffin v. Social Security Administration  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2433

Justia Opinion Summary: McGuffin began his employment with SSA as a preference-eligible veteran, entitled to receive CSRA (Civil Service Reform Act, 92. Stat. 1111) protections after one year. During his first months, McGuffin had a low case co...

Boatmon v. Secretary of Health & Human Services  
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2333

Justia Opinion Summary: J.B. was born four weeks prematurely but progressed normally. At his four-month well-baby visit, J.B. was healthy, with normal chest and lungs and no fever, nasal congestion, or cough; J.B. received vaccinations for diph...

REBAR TRADE ACTION COALITION v. US
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1228
FERGUSON v. USPS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1403
HALL v. WILKIE
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1675
BONILLA-MEAD v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1785
KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY CO., INC. v. POLARIS INNOVATIONS LTD.
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1778
Northern California Power Agency, City of Redding v. United States  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1010

Justia Opinion Summary: The Northern California Power Agency and three California cities, Redding, Roseville, and Santa Clara (plaintiffs) purchase hydroelectric power that is generated by power plants under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bureau...

SPORTS v. WILKIE
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1220
EAGLE INDUSTRIES, INC. v. MINIATURE PRECISION COMPONENTS
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1242
CORRAO v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1943
FAHIE v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2058
IN RE: TCT MOBILE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 20-103
BAGGAGE AIRLINE GUEST SERVICES v. ROADIE, INC.
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1511
WESTROCK VIRGINIA CORPORATION v. US [Reh'g OPINION - PRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1877
In re: Fought  
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1127

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2012 patent application relates to the construction of travel trailers with two compartments, living quarters and a garage portion, separated by a wall assembly. Claim 1 covers a travel trailer with first and second...

Customedia Technologies,, LLC v. Dish Network Corp.  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Numbers: 19-1001, 18-2239

Justia Opinion Summary: In “Arthrex,” the Federal Circuit concluded that the appointments of Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) violated the Appointments Clause and vacated a decision made by a panel of APJs. Customedia sought to assert the sa...

AMERANTH, INC. v. DOMINO'S PIZZA, LLC [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1141
Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.  
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2140

Justia Opinion Summary: Arthrex’s patent is directed to a knotless suture securing assembly. On inter partes review, heard by a three-judge panel consisting of three Patent Trial and Appeal Board Administrative Patent Judges (APJs), several cla...

UNILOC 2017 LLC v FACEBOOK INC.
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2251
Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Gilead Sciences Inc.  
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1691

Justia Opinion Summary: Index and Gilead were developing drugs for treating the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Idenix alleged that the imminent FDA approval, and launch, of Gilead’s HCV treatment drug sofosbuvir would infringe Idenix’s 597 patent. Af...

Liqwd, Inc. v. L'Oreal USA, Inc.  
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2152

Justia Opinion Summary: Liqwd’s patent, titled “Keratin Treatment Formulations and Methods,” relates to formulations and methods of treating hair, skin, or nails by mixing compounds with a coloring or bleaching formulation to achieve a repairin...

METRICOLOR LLC v. L'OREAL S.A. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2397
Guarantee Co. of North America USA v. Ikhana, LLC  
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1394

Justia Opinion Summary: The Army Corps of Engineers awarded Ikhana a contract to build a Pentagon facility by October 12, 2015. Ikhana procured required performance and payments bonds from GCNA, which required Ikhana to execute a general indemn...

ELECTRA-MED CORPORATION v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1266
LATURNER v. US
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1509
GOOGLE LLC v. KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2213
IN RE: WEBB
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 20-100
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP
Date: October 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1367
WILSON v. MARTIN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1980
Raytheon Co. v. Secretary of Defense  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2371

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Raytheon submitted its 2004 incurred cost rate proposal for a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee contract for engineering services associated with the Patriot Weapons system. Raytheon’s Corporate Controller certified that all...

IN RE: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1112
Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. v. United States  
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1296

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the Department of Commerce initiated an antidumping-duty investigation under 19 U.S.C. 1673–1673h into steel nail products from Oman and other countries. Commerce separated the Omani investigation into its own p...

THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, INC. v. ITC
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2002
Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc. v. United States  
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2226

Justia Opinion Summary: The Taxpayers, West Virginia non-stock, not-for-profit, 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) organizations, are generally exempt from federal income tax but are not exempt from taxes on “wages” from “employment” under the Federal Insuran...

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Förderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc.  
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2400

Justia Opinion Summary: Fraunhofer’s patents relate to multicarrier modulation for transmitting a main data stream over multiple carrier data streams, which is useful in satellite-based communication networks. In 1998, Fraunhofer gave WorldSpac...

IN RE: GATES [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2331
FRANCWAY v. WILKIE [OPINION - PRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2136
FRANCWAY v. WILKIE [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2136
AMERICAN RELOCATION CONNECTION v. US
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1245
DUKE UNIVERSITY v. BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1696
ARCHBOLD v. WILKIE
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2063
BEDGEAR, LLC v. FREDMAN BROS. FURNITURE CO.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2170
VAN DER HOEVEN HORTICULTURAL v. GLASS INVESTMENT PROJECTS
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2234
TURNER v. WILKIE
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2370
AFGE LOCAL 1923 v. SSA
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2394
REYES v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2423
ECC CENTCOM CONSTRUCTORS, LLC v. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1157
AMERICAN RELOCATION CONNECTION v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1245
HZNP Medicines LLC v. Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc.  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2149

Justia Opinion Summary: Horizon’s patents generally relate to methods and compositions for treating osteoarthritis and share a substantially similar specification; there are method-of-use patents and formulation patents. Both groups of patents...

HORIZON THERAPEUTICS, LLC v. IANCU
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1225
VINH HOAN CORPORATION v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2190
CERVEJARIA PETROPOLIS SA v. AMBEV S.A. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1132
LUMMI TRIBE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1720
B.E. Technology, L.L.C. v. Facebook, Inc.  
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2356

Justia Opinion Summary: B.E. sued Facebook for infringement of B.E.’s 314 patent. Approximately a year into the case, Facebook and two other parties B.E. had accused of infringement, Microsoft and Google, filed petitions for inter partes review...

NEUROGRAFIX v. BRAINLAB, INC.
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2363
ROVI GUIDES, INC. v. COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1188
IN RE: AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-125
HAYNES v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1535
EL MALIK v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1637
FREEBIT AS v. BOSE CORPORATION
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2365
MAXELL, LTD. v. FANDANGO MEDIA, LLC
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1088
NEUROGRAFIX v. BRAINLAB, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2363
IN RE: AAMP OF FLORIDA, INC.
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1074
KLAR v. MSPB
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1108
SHANDONG RONGXIN v. US
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1142
SAFE 'N' SEC CORPORATION v. SNS HOLDING LLC
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1231
SAP AMERICA, INC. v. INVESTPIC LLC
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1338
CURRY v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1486
OSI Pharmaceuticals, LLC v. Apotex Inc  
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1925

Justia Opinion Summary: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was the leading cause of cancer deaths in 2000. The standard for treating NSCLC was chemotherapy, which ameliorated some lung cancer-related symptoms, but was limited in use due to toxi...

EVOLVED WIRELESS LLC v. ZTE (USA) INC.
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2008
X2Y ATTENUATORS, LLC v. INTEL CORPORATION
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2248
ACCLARENT, INC. v. ALBRITTON
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2377
23ANDME, INC. v. ANCESTRY.COM DNA, LLC
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1222
ARSUS, LLC v. JOHN H. FIRMAGE, INC.
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1224
SOMMER v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1764
FREEMAN v. ARMY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL1]
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1940
Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. v. United States  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1229

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on Mid Continent’s petition, the Department of Commerce initiated an antidumping duty investigation into steel nail products from Taiwan and certain other places. Commerce separated the Taiwanese investigation into...

American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1763

Justia Opinion Summary: AAM’s 911 patent generally relates to a method for manufacturing driveline propeller shafts with liners that are designed to attenuate vibrations transmitted through a shaft assembly. Propshafts are employed in automotiv...

ROVI GUIDES, INC. v. COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1129
MELVER v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1914
BOWDEN v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1977
Callaway Manor Apartments v. United States  
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1926

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983-1984, the Farmers Home Administration issued apartment owners (Appellants) 50-year loans to provide low-income housing under 42 U.S.C. 1485. A promissory note provided that prepayments “may be made at any time at...

IN RE: FCA US LLC
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2069
Montelongo v. Office of Personnel Management  
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2095

Justia Opinion Summary: Montelongo was a West Point student cadet, 1973-1977, then served in the Army 1977-1996, from which he retired. From June 21, 2001, to March 28, 2005, Montelongo served as a civilian presidential appointee in the Air For...

XI'AN METALS & MINERALS v. US
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2269
PETERSON INDUSTRIAL DEPOT v. US
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1007
JOHNSON v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1853
Honeywell International Inc. v. Arkema Inc.  
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1151

Justia Opinion Summary: Honeywell’s patent, directed to fluoroalkene compounds used in refrigeration systems and other applications, issued in October 2015 and recites a chain of priority applications dating back to 2002, all of which were inco...

SANDERS v. IANCU
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2271
SIPCO, LLC v. EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1635
Alternative Carbon Resources, LLC v. United States  
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1948

Justia Opinion Summary: Alternative Carbon claimed nearly $20 million in energy tax credits meant for taxpayers who sell alternative fuel mixtures under 26 U.S.C. 6426(e)(1). The Internal Revenue Service determined that Alternative Carbon shou...

Campbell Soup Co. v. Gamon Plus, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2029

Justia Opinion Summary: Gamon owns the 646 and 645 patents, which each claim the ornamental design for a gravity feed dispenser display (a can dispenser). On inter partes review, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board held that Campbell did not demo...

VALENCELL, INC. v. FITBIT, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2223
VALENCELL, INC. v. FITBIT, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2224
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. EMC CORPORATION
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2289
Sipco, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co.  
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1635

Justia Opinion Summary: Sipco’s patent explains communicating information from a previously unconnected, remote device to a central location. Rather than set up a direct communication link, the invention sets up a two-step communication path t...

Sonoma Apartment Associates v. United States  
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1781

Justia Opinion Summary: Section 515 of the Housing Act of 1949, 42 U.S.C. 1485, authorizes the Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration to loan money to nonprofit entities to provide rental housing for elderly and low- and moderat...

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL v. ARCTIC CAT INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2388
CHRIMAR SYSTEMS, INC. v. JUNIPER NETWORKS, INC.
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1499
CHRIMAR SYSTEMS, INC. v. ALE USA INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2420
Inspired Development Group v. Inspired Products Group, LLC  
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1616

Justia Opinion Summary: Inspired Development sued KidsEmbrace for breach of contract and other related state law claims in federal district court on the basis of diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. 1332(a). The dispute involved the purported...

Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. v. Iancu  
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1849

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2010, IntraCellular filed the application leading to the 077 patent. In October 2012, the Patent Office issued a non-final office action including rejections under 35 U.S.C. 103 and 112. Intra-Cellular argu...

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research v. Iancu  
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2031

Justia Opinion Summary: The patent term length is 20 years from the effective filing date of the application, 35 U.S.C. 154. Applicants are compensated for three classes of prosecution delay: a “B Delay” generally entitles the applicant to pate...

UNILOC USA, INC. v. BIG FISH GAMES, INC.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2186
TANG v. MSPB
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2188
IN RE: INN AT ST. JOHN'S, LLC
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2236
THUNDER POWER v. BYTON NORTH AMERICA CORP.
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1208
FEUER v. NLRB [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1390
MID CONTINENT STEEL & WIRE v. US
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1250
Henny Penny Corp. v. Frymaster LLC  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1596

Justia Opinion Summary: During frying, cooking oil gradually degrades and loses its cooking capacity, generating impurities called total polar materials (TPMs). Frymaster’s patent describes a system for measuring the state of cooking oil degrad...

Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc.  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2214

Justia Opinion Summary: Curver’s 946 patent, filed in 2011, entitled “Pattern for a Chair” claims an “ornamental design for a pattern for a chair” with an overlapping “Y” design. The design patent’s figures, however, merely illustrate the desig...

FUQUA v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1860
VEVEO, INC. v. COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2422
Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Capital One Financial Corp.  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1367

Justia Opinion Summary: The Intellectual Ventures (IV) patents are directed to tracking and storing information relating to a user’s purchases and expenses; methods and systems for providing customized Internet content to a user as a function o...

ALLIED MACHINE & ENGINEERING v. COMPETITIVE CARBIDE, INC.
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1744
CONFORMIS, INC. v. IANCU
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2027
IN RE: GRANT
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2355
AWE v. MSPB
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1058
FETTY v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1238
MCGINN v. DHS
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1414
US v. AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE CO.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1487
US v. AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE CO.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1960
PROMOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2067
SLOT SPEAKER TECHNOLOGIES v. APPLE, INC.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2073
THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, INC. v. ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2111
ENCARNACION-CAMPOS v. WILKIE
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2313
FLAMM v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2322
IN RE: FINJAN, INC.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2354
FLAMM v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2384
IN RE: GREENSTEIN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1521
DE PEZA v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1592
ALTOVILLA v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1915
PHIGENIX, INC. v. GENENTECH, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2617
Board of Regents of the University of Texas System v. Boston Scientific Corp.  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1700

Justia Opinion Summary: University of Texas System (UT) sued BSC for patent infringement in the Western District of Texas. The patents resulted from research conducted at UT and are directed to implantable drug-releasing biodegradable fibers. B...

IN RE: ORHOMURU [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1426
SALINE ASSOCIATES NO. 1 v. US [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1688
WASHINGTON v. DEFENSE
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2072
AMGEN INC. v. SANDOZ INC. [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1551
UNILOC USA, INC. v. APPLE INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2094
UNILOC USA, INC. v. HTC AMERICA, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2185
Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc.  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2207

Justia Opinion Summary: Allergan’s patents, entitled “Combination of Brimonidine and Timolol for Topical Ophthalmic Use,” the Patents-in-Suit share a common specification that relates “to the topical ophthalmic use of brimonidine in combinatio...

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. v. Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc.  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1643

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, BioDelivery filed three petitions for inter partes review (IPR) of Aquestive’s 167 patent. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted review on a single ground in each petition. For the 14 non-instituted groun...

GAITER v. HHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1784
Sharpe v. United States  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1406

Justia Opinion Summary: Sharpe checked in aboard the USS Carl Vinson in 2006. The aircraft carrier was undergoing an overhaul and was uninhabitable. Sharpe was instructed to report to the Media Department in the Newport News complex. Sharpe reg...

Guangdong Alison Hi-Tech Co. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2042

Justia Opinion Summary: Guangdong is a foreign manufacturer of aerogel insulation products currently subject to a limited exclusion order entered by the U.S. International Trade Commission following an unfair competition investigation. The excl...

WAG ACQUISITION, LLC v. WEBPOWER, INC.
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1619
GEORGE v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1736
Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1584

Justia Opinion Summary: Arthrex’s 541 patent describes a surgical suture anchor used to reattach soft tissue to bone. The disclosed “fully threaded suture anchor” includes “an eyelet shield that is molded into the distal part of the biodegrada...

Almanza v. United States  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1803

Justia Opinion Summary: Citing the Fair Labor Standards Act, which entitles employees to overtime pay for their hours of work that exceed 40 hours per week, 29 U.S.C. 207(a)(1), a group of U.S. Border Patrol Agents sought compensation for activ...

Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2103

Justia Opinion Summary: CGI’s 275 patent relates to an apparatus and method for communicating information about the status of a movable barrier, for example, a garage door. The district court rejected TTI’s allegation that the asserted claims...

SLEDGE v. DOJ [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1919
GRECIA v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1019
MyMail, Ltd. v. ooVoo, LLC  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: MyMail’s patents are directed to methods of modifying toolbars that are displayed on Internet-connected devices such as personal computers. MyMail sued ooVoo and IAC for infringement of the MyMail patents. After the Supr...

GENZYME CORPORATION v. ZYDUS PHARMACEUTICALS (USA)
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2362
Anza Technology, Inc. v. Mushkin, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1045

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2017, Anza alleged that Mushkin had infringed its 927 patent, entitled “Flip Chip Bonding Tool and Ball Placement Capillary,” which relates to “dissipative and insulative ceramic flip chip bonding tools and...

Nalpropian Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: Nalpropion markets Contrave® for weight management in overweight or obese adults, with three Orange Book-listed patents. The 626 patent is drawn to a method for treating overweight or obesity comprising diagnosing an ind...

SWAGWAY, LLC v. ITC [ORDER DENYING EN BANC - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1672
SWAGWAY, LLC v. ITC [REVISED OPINION - PRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1672
Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC v. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1804

Justia Opinion Summary: Sanofi’s 170 and 592 patents respectively claim the compound cabazitaxel and methods of using it. Sanofi markets cabazitaxel under the trade name Jevtana® to treat certain drug-resistant prostate cancers. Both patents ar...

IN RE: MEZA [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2219
MAATUK v. EMERSON ELECTRIC, INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1615
Laturner v. United States  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1509

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Treasury issues savings bonds, a type of debt security that never expires and may be redeemed at any time after maturity, 31 U.S.C. 3105(b)(2)(A). Federal law limits the ability to transfer bonds....

MTD Products Inc. v. Iancu  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2292

Justia Opinion Summary: MTD’s 458 patent discloses a steering and driving system for zero-turn radius (ZTR) vehicles, with specific reference to ZTR lawnmowers. The patented system is designed to provide a more intuitive steering mechanism to o...

Iridescent Networks, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility, LLC  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1449

Justia Opinion Summary: Iridescent’s 119 patent, entitled “System and Method of Providing Bandwidth on Demand,” is directed to a system and method of network communication that provides guaranteed bandwidth on demand for applications that requ...

RETURN MAIL, INC. v. USPS [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1502
GOOGLE LLC v. MAKOR ISSUES & RIGHTS LTD.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1834
CHANBOND, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1886
Genetic Veterinary Sciences, Inc. v. LABOKLIN GMBH & Co. KG  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2056

Justia Opinion Summary: The University, an agent or instrumentality of the Swiss Confederation, having a place of business in Bern, Switzerland, granted an exclusive license of its 114 patent to the German company LABOKLIN, whose principal plac...

Eli Lilly and Co. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2126

Justia Opinion Summary: Lilly markets the compound pemetrexed in the form of a disodium salt as Alimta®, which is indicated, both alone and in combination with other active agents, for treating certain types of non-small cell lung cancer and me...

SLADE v. REGINA
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2342
MAKOR ISSUES & RIGHTS LTD. v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1082
HARRIS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1822
NEEV v. ALCON LENSX INC
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1248
American Bankers Association v. United States  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 established a system that includes the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and 12 regional Reserve Banks. The Board exercises broad regulatory supervision over the Reserve Banks, which serv...

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD. v. CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, LLC
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1389
URIBE v. DHS
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1415
CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS v. PANDUIT CORP.
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1903
PANDUIT CORP. v. CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1999
BLAIR v. KAWASAKI RAIL CAR, INC.
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2098
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. v. GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2340
ROJAS-VEGA v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1475
JUANCHENG KANGTAI CHEMICAL CO. v. US [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2298
Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co. v. United States  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2298

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce conducted its ninth administrative review of an antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from China, 19 U.S.C. 1677(18)(A), and assigned Kangtai, selected by Commerce as a mandatory...

Ajinomoto Co., Inc. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1590

Justia Opinion Summary: Anjinomoto’s 655 patent claims E. coli bacteria that have been genetically engineered to increase their production of aromatic L-amino acids, such as L-tryptophan, during fermentation, as well as methods of producing aro...

ATEN International Co., Ltd. v. Uniclass Technology Co., Ltd.  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1606, 18-1922

Justia Opinion Summary: Uniclass and ATEN make and sell keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switch systems that allow a user to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video device, and mouse. ATEN sued Uniclass and the customer defendants al...

ATEN International Co., Ltd. v. Uniclass Technology Co., Ltd.  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1922, 18-1606

Justia Opinion Summary: Uniclass and ATEN make and sell switch systems that allow a user to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, video device, and mouse. ATEN sued Uniclass and the customer defendants alleging infringement of its...

JAYE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1458
COLLABO INNOVATIONS, INC. v. SONY CORPORATION
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1368
BEBLEY v. AIR FORCE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2221
VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc.  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1591

Justia Opinion Summary: VirnetX appealed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision related to three inter partes reexaminations maintained by Apple and Cisco. In this case, the PTO concluded that Apple was not barred from maintaining its ree...

Hylete LLC v. Hybrid Athletics, LLC  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2057

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sustaining Hybrid Athletics' opposition to Hylete's trademark registration application. Hylete's application sought to register a design m...

Campbell v. United States  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2014

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are a putative class of individuals who asserted personal injury claims against Old GM, and whose successor liability claims were extinguished during bankruptcy. Plaintiffs filed suit on behalf of themselves a...

IN RE: COREL SOFTWARE LLC
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-124
CHESTNUT HILL SOUND INC. v. APPLE INC.
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1163
GENENTECH, INC. v. HOSPIRA, INC.
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1959
Celgene Corp. v. Peter  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: A teratogen is an agent known to disturb the development of an embryo or fetus. Teratogenic drugs, such as thalidomide, can cause birth defects or other abnormalities following fetal exposure during pregnancy. Celgene’s...

Solutran, Inc. v. Elavon, Inc.  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1345

Justia Opinion Summary: Solutran’s patent, issued in 2012, describes a system for processing paper checks. It explains that the digital age ushered in a faster approach to processing checks, where the transaction information on the check is tur...

Amgen Inc. v. Coherus Biosciences Inc.  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1993

Justia Opinion Summary: Recombinant therapeutic proteins are a class of biologic medicines that are manufactured inside living cells. Before a protein can be therapeutically useful, it must first be purified from contaminants. Amgen’s patent cl...

Dela Cruz v. Wilkie  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2101

Justia Opinion Summary: A 1941 Executive Order, ordered into the service of the U.S. armed forces all of the organized military forces of the Philippines, a U.S. territory. Various Filipino military organizations and more than 100,000 members o...

Moody v. United States  
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Moodys leased Pine Ridge Indian Reservation parcels for agriculture. The government has a trust responsibility for Indian agricultural lands, 25 U.S.C. 3701(2). The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to partici...

Automotive Body Parts Association v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1613

Justia Opinion Summary: Ford’s design patents relating to F-150 trucks are titled “Exterior of Vehicle Hood” and “Vehicle Head Lamp.” Before the International Trade Commission, Ford accused members of an association of companies that distribut...

TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. PHAZZER ELECTRONICS, INC.
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1914
TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. PHAZZER ELECTRONICS, INC.
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2059
Francway v. Wilkie  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2136

Justia Opinion Summary: While serving on a Navy aircraft carrier in 1969, Francway was hit by wind: “[t]he resulting fall caused him to injure his back.” He “was placed on bedrest for a week and assigned to light duty for three months.” In 200...

Erwin Hymer Group v. United States  
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1282

Justia Opinion Summary: Hymer imported vehicles into the U.S. from Canada. Customs classified them under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 8703.24.00, which applies a tariff of 2.5% to “motor vehicles principally designed...

MCLEAN v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1508
Smith v. General Services Administration  
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1604

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith worked at the General Services Administration for nearly 30 years before GSA removed him. For most of his career, he received positive evaluations and faced no discipline. When Smith began to complain about GSA’s i...

RIO LINDA ELVERTA COMMUNITY v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1761
WINTERTON v. MSPB
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1774
IN RE: RUDY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2106
IN RE: GALLOGLY
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-121
MELSON v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1386
Hejran Hejrat Co. Ltd v. United States Army Corps of Engineers  
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2206

Justia Opinion Summary: Under a 2011 contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), HHL was to provide transportation services in Afghanistan. After the contract expired, HHL requested additional compensation based on alleged contract...

Bechtel National, Inc. v. United States  
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2055

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1943-1990, the government produced plutonium for nuclear weapons at Washington’s Hanford Site, leaving behind 56 million gallons of nuclear waste in underground tanks. In 2000, Bechtel was awarded a cost-plus-incent...

IRONBURG INVENTIONS LTD. v. VALVE CORPORATION
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1432
SPITZ TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. NOBEL BIOCARE USA, LLC
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1790
TQ DELTA, LLC v. DISH NETWORK LLC
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1798
EDGEWELL PERSONAL CARE BRANDS v. ALBAAD MASSUOT YITZHAK, LTD.
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1890
SYCAMORE IP HOLDINGS LLC v. AT&T CORP.
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1997
INCEPT LLC v. HYPERBRANCH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2041
JOHNSTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP. v. JF MICROTECHNOLOGY SDN BHD
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2145
SPITZ TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. NOBEL BIOCARE USA, LLC
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2345
SANDERS v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1321
Indivior Inc. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, S.A.  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2587

Justia Opinion Summary: Indivior markets and holds the New Drug Application (NDA) for Suboxone® sublingual film, an opioid addiction treatment that combines two active ingredients: the opioid buprenorphine and the opioid antagonist naloxone. Su...

GREEN MOUNTAIN GLASS, LLC v. SAINT-GOBAIN CONTAINERS, INC.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1725
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Infobridge PTE. Ltd.  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2007

Justia Opinion Summary: Infobridge’s 772 Patent, titled “Method of Constructing Merge List,” generally relates to encoding and decoding video data; the patented methods are essential to the High-Efficiency Video Coding standard (H.265 standard)...

INVUE SECURITY PRODUCTS INC. v. MOBILE TECH, INC.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2202
HATMAKER v. US
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2267
ZITO LLC v. CRJ, INC.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1009
IN RE: GREENSTEIN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1382
PHILBERT v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1598
DR. FALK PHARMA GMBH v. GENERICO, LLC
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2312
IN RE: JS ADL, LLC [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2017
ARLOTTA v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1618
CAESAR v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1632
RANDLE v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1674
General Electric Co. v. United Technologies Corp.  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2497

Justia Opinion Summary: UTC’s patent is generally directed to a gas turbine engine having a gear train driven by a spool with a low stage count low-pressure turbine, designed for use in airplanes. GE sought inter partes review. The Patent Tria...

Quake v. Lo  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1779

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board found four claims of Quake’s patent and Claim 25 of its Patent Application unpatentable for lack of written description, 35 U.S.C. 112. The claims cover a method of determining the prese...

TQ Delta, LLC v. DISH Network LLC  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1799

Justia Opinion Summary: TQ’s patent, entitled “Multicarrier Transmission System with Low Power Sleep Mode and Rapid-On Capability,” relates to the field of “multicarrier transmission systems” that provide high-speed data links between communica...

Cisco Systems, Inc. v. TQ Delta, LLC  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1806

Justia Opinion Summary: TQ’s patent, entitled “Multicarrier Transmission System with Low Power Sleep Mode and Rapid-On Capability,” relates to the field of “multicarrier transmission systems” that provide high speed data links between communica...

BYRD v. HHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1729
MOORE v. DHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1985
IN RE: BLACK [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1166
Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.  
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2498

Justia Opinion Summary: Nucleic acids DNA and RNA are made of a series of building blocks, called nucleotides, linked together in a chain. Hybridization techniques are used to detect the presence of certain nucleic acid sequences of interest,...

ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE SERVICES
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2508
In re: Global IP Holdings LLC  
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: Global’s patent claims carpeted automotive vehicle load floors having sandwich-type composite panels with cellular cores. Global filed a reissue application, seeking to broaden its claims. It replaced the term “thermopl...

IN RE: LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1651
Westech Aerosol Corp. v. 3M Co.  
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1699

Justia Opinion Summary: Westech sued 3M in the Western District of Washington, alleging infringement. 3M moved to dismiss the original and amended complaints. While 3M’s motion was pending, the Supreme Court decided, in TC Heartland, that under...

IN RE: CONFEDERACION DE ASOCIACIONES [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-123
ROBERT BOSCH, LLC v. IANCU [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2122
Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc. v. Graco Children's Products, Inc.  
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1259

Justia Opinion Summary: Kolcraft’s 970 and 231 Design Patents are both titled “Exposed Legs for a Play Yard” and have an effective filing date of November 2004. In 2016, Graco sought inter partes review, challenging the patents on multiple grou...

Quiedan Co. v. United States  
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1962

Justia Opinion Summary: Quiedan imports agricultural stakes produced in China for use in training grape vines and other plants. Each stake is made of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) by cutting rebar to a length of four to five feet, then...

TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INT'L v. IBG LLC
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1489
WestRock Virginia Corp. v. United States  
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1877

Justia Opinion Summary: WestRock’s Virginia paper mill was fueled by steam from boilers that burned various fuels, including fossil fuels. In 2013, WestRock placed into service a cogeneration facility that burns open-loop biomass, material not...

Cellspin Soft, Inc. v. Fitbit, Inc.  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1817

Justia Opinion Summary: Cellspin sued Fitbit, Moov, Nike, Fossil, Garmin, Canon, GoPro, Panasonic, and JKI (defendants) for infringing various claims of four patents that share the same specification and generally relate to connecting a data ca...

Elbit Systems Land & C4I Ltd v. Hughes Network Systems, LLC  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1910

Justia Opinion Summary: Elbit’s 073 patent, entitled “Reverse Link for a Satellite Communication Network,” claims a system for transmitting information from user terminals to a central hub using satellite communication—a “reverse link.” Add “a...

National Organization of Veterans' Advocates, Inc. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs  
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: NOVA challenged a 2017 Veterans Administration (VA) amendment to 38 C.F.R. 3.321(b)(1), confining the preexisting regulation (as interpreted by a 2014 Federal Circuit ruling) and authorizing the VA “[t]o accord justice t...

UCB, Inc. v. Watson Laboratories Inc.  
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1397

Justia Opinion Summary: UCB’s 434 patent, entitled “Transdermal therapeutic system which contains a d2 agonist and which is provided for treating Parkinsonism, and a method for the production thereof,” claims a polymorph of rotigotine. UCB’s 41...

Mayne Pharma International Pty. Ltd. v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.  
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1593

Justia Opinion Summary: Mayne’s 745 patent discloses and claims pharmaceutical compositions of azole antifungal drugs that are practically insoluble in aqueous media. The patent explains that insoluble drugs are difficult to formulate into dosa...

Nucor Corp. v. United States  
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1787

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final determination in its investigation into whether the Korean government had provided, to Korean producers and exporters of certain corrosion-resistant steel product...

IN RE: RIGGS
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1883
Game and Technology Co., Ltd. v. Activision Blizzard Inc.  
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1981

Justia Opinion Summary: Activision sought inter partes review of GAT’s 743 patent, entitled “Method and System for Providing Character Having Game Item Functions,” which relates to the field of customizing Internet game characters in online gam...

TRIPLAY, INC. v. WHATSAPP, INC.
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2265
FOCAL IP, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1627
Shea v. Wilkie  
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1735

Justia Opinion Summary: Shea began serving in the Air Force in October 2006. Her pre-enlistment examination indicated a normal psychiatric condition. A January 2007 medical examination resulted in a diagnosis of an adjustment disorder with anxi...

NATIONWIDE SALES AND SERVICES v. STEEL CITY VACUUM COMPANY
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2116
INGRAM v. ARMY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1249
Hyosung TNS Inc. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2563

Justia Opinion Summary: Hyosung and Diebold manufacture and sell ATMs. Diebold filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission claiming that Hyosung’s imported ATMs infringe its 616 and 631 patents and their importation violates 19 U....

Forum US, Inc. v. Flow Valve, LLC  
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1765

Justia Opinion Summary: Flow Valve’s patent, entitled “Workpiece Supporting Assembly,” is a reissue of the 213 patent. During reissue prosecution, Flow added claims 14-20 but made no changes to the written description or drawings of the origina...

BMW OF NORTH AMERICA LLC v. US [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1109
BMW of North America LLC v. United States  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1109

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, the Commerce Department posted notice permitting interested parties to request administrative review of duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom....

Welty v. United States  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1558

Justia Opinion Summary: The Landowners inherited Welty Farm in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, bordered by the Whitewater River. Givens purchased a farm bordering and downstream from the Welty Farm in 1998. Givens maintains a drainage ditch an...

Regents of the University of Minnesota. v. LSI Corp.  
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1559

Justia Opinion Summary: University of Minnesota (UMN), an arm of the state of Minnesota, pursues patent protection for inventions resulting from its research and is the owner of the patents at issue. LSI designs and supplies semiconductors; it...

IN RE: SNYDER
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2032
ECOJET, INC. v. LURACO, INC.
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2117
IN RE: GITLIN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1461
Power Integrations, Inc. v. Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC  
Date: June 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1607

Justia Opinion Summary: ON Semiconductor sought inter partes review (IPR) of several claims of Power’s 079 patent. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board determined that the IPR was not time-barred by 35 U.S.C. 315(b) and that the challenged claims...

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Elm 3DS Innovations, LLC  
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2474

Justia Opinion Summary: Elm owns the Challenged Patents, which share a specification and all relate to “stacked integrated circuit memory.” The Challenged Patents are the subject of co-pending litigation between Elm and Petitioners. The Patent...

YEE v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1555
INGRAM v. ARMY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2415
FREEMAN v. AIR FORCE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1509
M-I DRILLING FLUIDS UK LTD. v. DYNAMIC AIR INC.
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1775
EVONIK REXIM (NANNING) PHARM. v. US
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1854
MOHAMMED v. ARMY [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1226
IN RE: RUM AND SPIRITS CORP.
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1712
REESE v. SPRINT NEXTEL CORPORATION [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1971
SIPCO, LLC v. EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1986
BRASHEAR v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2405
IN RE: GREENSTEIN [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1117
ONESUBSEA IP UK LIMITED v. FMC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2437
Ford Motor Co. v. United States  
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1018

Justia Opinion Summary: Ford successfully sued in the Court of International Trade, challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s classification of its model year 2012 Transit Connect 6/7 vehicles under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the Unit...

FLAMM v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1832
JOSEPH v. MSPB [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2241
WILLIAMS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1428
IPCOM GMBH & CO. v. HTC CORPORATION
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1349
LACOSTE v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1670
BASSETT, NEW MEXICO LLC v. US
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1726
RAPID COMPLETIONS LLC v. WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL LLC
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1859
NAILOS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1415
MOCZEK v. HHS [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2341
ECLARIN v. OPM [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2425
GUSKIN v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1528
QUILON v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: June 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1183
TRADING TECHNOLOGIES INT'L v. IBG LLC
Date: May 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1105
Lone Star Silicon Innovations, LLC v. Nanya Technology Corp.  
Date: May 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1581

Justia Opinion Summary: The asserted patents were originally assigned to AMD, which later purported to transfer “all right, title and interest” in the patents to Lone Star, with several limitations. For example, Lone Star agreed to only assert...

UNILOC USA, INC. v. ADP, LLC
Date: May 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1132
BORZA v. COMMERCE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1873
UNILOC USA, INC. v. ADP, LLC [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1132
XITRONIX CORPORATION v. KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2746
Pabst Licensing GMBH & Co. KG v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc.  
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1777

Justia Opinion Summary: Pabst’s patent, entitled “Analog Data Generating and Processing Device Having a Multi-Use Automatic Processor,” issued in 2015 and claims priority to a 1999 application through continuations of applications that issued a...

DEOSEN BIOCHEMICAL LTD. v. US
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2015
OBXTEK INC. v. US
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2119
CENTECH GROUP, INC. v. US
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2197
IN RE: ASM INTERNATIONAL, N.V., ASM AMERICA, INC.
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-118
PIERCE MANUFACTURING, INC. v. E-ONE, INC.
Date: May 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1276
Sony Corp. v. Iancu  
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: Sony’s patent is directed to “an information recording medium” (e.g., a compact disk, video disk, or magneto-optical disk) that can store audio data having multiple channels and “a reproducing device” that can select whi...

IBM v. BOOKING HOLDINGS INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1574
IN RE: TAYLOR [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1958
Quest Integrity USA, LLC v. Cokebusters USA Inc.  
Date: May 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2423

Justia Opinion Summary: Quest’s patent relates to a system for displaying inspection data collected from certain commercial furnaces (e.g., a furnace used in a refinery). The patent attempts to improve upon how prior art systems displayed coll...

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE v. ROSS [ORDER - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2325
WATERS v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1017
SURF WAVES, LTD. v. PACIFIC SURF DESIGNS, INC.
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1680
ALIEN TECHNOLOGY, LLC v. INTERMEC, INC.
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1727
IN RE: INFINITY HEADWEAR & APPAREL
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1998
HOLLINGSWORTH v. DVA
Date: May 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2100
Sunpreme Inc. v. United States  
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of International Trade held that Sunpreme’s solar modules are covered by the scope of antidumping and countervailing duty orders on U.S. imports of certain solar cells from China and that the Department of Comm...

LEWIS v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1121
Nuvo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Inc.  
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2473

Justia Opinion Summary: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and naproxen, control pain but have undesirable side effects, including gastrointestinal problem. Some practitioners began prescribing acid inhibitors, incl...

AVX CORPORATION v. PRESIDIO COMPONENTS, INC.
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1106
BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD v. PACKERS PLUS ENERGY SERVICES
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1501
GONZALEZ-PAGAN v. MSPB
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1572
IN RE: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Date: May 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2013
CREATIVE SPARK, LLC v. KINGSFORD PRODUCTS COMPANY
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1957
BTG International Ltd. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC  
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1147

Justia Opinion Summary: BTG’s 438 Patent, entitled “Methods and Compositions for Treating Cancer,” discloses the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a CYP17 inhibitor, such as abiraterone acetate, in combination with at leas...

JOHNSON v. WILKIE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: May 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1376
Bradium Technologies LLC v. Iancu  
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2579

Justia Opinion Summary: Bradium’s patents, entitled “Optimized Image Delivery over Limited Bandwidth Communication Channels,” are broadly directed to retrieving large-scale images over network communication channels in low bandwidth conditions...

AVX Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1106

Justia Opinion Summary: Presidio's 639 patent describes and claims single-layer ceramic capacitors with certain features. Competitor AVX, which manufactures and sells various electronic components, including capacitors, petitioned for an inter...

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp v. West-Ward Pharmaceuticals International, Ltd.  
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Novartis 131 patent claims methods of using the compound everolimus to treat advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Advanced RCC is a cancer of the kidneys that has spread to other parts of the body. Everolimus is the...

ZHEJIANG MEDICINE CO., LTD. v. KANEKA CORPORATION
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1618
KANEKA CORPORATION v. XIAMEN KINGDOMWAY GROUP CO.
Date: May 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1892