2020 Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION v. REACTIVE SURFACES LTD., LLP
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1906
GOFORTH v. US
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1848
SECURITYPROFILING, LLC v. TREND MICRO, INC.
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1881
LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES INC. v. PARKER INTANGIBLES LLC
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2007
J.S.T. CORPORATION v. ITC
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2308
BERRY v. WILKIE
Date: July 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1610
JAMES TALCOTT CONSTRUCTION v. US
Date: July 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1728
Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Apple, Inc.  
Date: July 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1922

Justia Opinion Summary: Uniloc filed patent infringement actions against Apple, which moved to dismiss, arguing that Uniloc had granted its creditor a license with the right to sublicense in the event of a Uniloc default. According to Apple, Un...

TAGGART v. MSPB
Date: July 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1224
Fitbit, Inc. v. Valencell, Inc.  
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1048

Justia Opinion Summary: Valencell’s patent, entitled “Methods and Apparatus for Generating Data Output Containing Physiological and Motion-Related Information,” concerns systems for monitoring information such as blood oxygen level, heart rate,...

VIA VADIS, LLC v. BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2269
UTLEY v. US
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1078
In Re ZUNSHINE
Date: July 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1254
LEE v. US
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2060
In Re Boloro Global Ltd.  
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in an ex parte appeal, affirmed an examiner’s rejection of claims in Boloro’s patent applications. Boloro moved to vacate. The Director of the Patent and Trademark Office acknowledged...

ROBERT v. WILKIE
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2431
SKINNER v. DVA
Date: July 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1312
Genentech, Inc. v. Immunex Rhode Island Corp.  
Date: July 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2155

Justia Opinion Summary: Genentech manufactures and sells bevacizumab, a biological product used to treat certain types of cancer, under the name Avastin. Amgen filed a biologics license application, 42 U.S.C. 262(k) to market a biosimilar versi...

SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC v. HULU, LLC
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1865
Apple Inc. v. United States  
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1869

Justia Opinion Summary: U.S. Customs and Border Protection classified Apple’s iPad 2 Smart Cover model number MC939LL/A, under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) Subheading 6307.90.98, covering “Other made up articles, incl...

Bank of America Corp. v. United States  
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2357

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch. In 2013, Merrill Lynch “merged with and into” Bank of America. In 2017, Bank of America filed a complaint, seeking to recover overpaid interest on federal tax underpaymen...

Sharpe v. Secretary of Health and Human Services  
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1951

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2010, L.M. was born at full-term and developed normally for six months. In February 2011, L.M. received childhood vaccines, including the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccination. By that evening, L.M....

Electronic Communication Technologies, LLC v. ShoppersChoice.Com, LLC  
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2087

Justia Opinion Summary: ECT sued ShoppersChoice for infringement of its 261 patent, directed “to systems and methods that notify a party of travel status associated with one or more mobile things. ShoppersChoice challenged claim 11 as patent-in...

DATA SCAPE LIMITED v. WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2161
BRAEMAR MANUFACTURING, LLC v. THE SCOTTCARE CORPORATION
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2263
CARDIONET, LLC v. INFOBIONIC, INC.
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1018
Immunex Corp v. Sandoz Inc.  
Date: July 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1037

Justia Opinion Summary: The patents at issue are directed to the fusion protein etanercept and methods of making the same. Etanercept is the active ingredient in Immunex’s biologic drug Enbrel®, which is primarily indicated for reducing the sig...

PACIFIC COAST BUILDING v. CERTAINTEED GYPSUM, INC.
Date: June 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1524
Avalos v. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1118

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Avalos was confirmed as the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs at the USDA. Avalos met Trevino, also a USDA political appointee. Trevino later moved to the Department of Housing...

AUSTIN v. HHS
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1379
B/E Aerospace, Inc. v. C&D Zodiac, Inc  
Date: June 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1935

Justia Opinion Summary: On inter partes review (IPR) of B/E’s patents, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found certain claims unpatentable as obvious. The patents relate to space-saving technologies for aircraft enclosures such as lavatory en...

Shoes by Firebus LLC v. Stride Rite Children's Group, LLC  
Date: June 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1622

Justia Opinion Summary: The Firebug patents are generally directed to footwear illumination systems. According to the patents, while light-up shoes are not new to the industry, there are many possible structural designs. In some designs, the li...

Adidas AG v. Nike, Inc.  
Date: June 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1787

Justia Opinion Summary: Nike’s patents share a specification and are directed to methods of manufacturing an article of footwear with a textile upper. Adidas petitioned for inter partes review of certain claims. The Patent Board held that Adida...

SolarWorld Americas, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1591

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, the Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells from China. In 2015, Commerce initiated the first administrative review of this antidumping duty order. Dome...

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. NEW WORLD INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: June 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1746
Alford v. United States  
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1678

Justia Opinion Summary: Water levels in Eagle Lake, near Vicksburg, are controlled by the Muddy Bayou Control Structure, part of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River flood control program. Eagle Lake's predictable water levels allowed...

DROPBOX, INC. v. SYNCHRONOSS TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Date: June 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1765
FAIRHOLME FUNDS, INC. v. US
Date: June 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-121
In Re SEATTLE SPINCO, INC.
Date: June 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-123
In Re RAGHUBIR
Date: June 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-128
LIQUIDPOWER SPECIALTY PRODUCTS v. BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY
Date: June 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1838
In Re PersonalWeb Technologies LLC  
Date: June 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1918

Justia Opinion Summary: Personal Web’s patents share a largely common specification and claim priority to an abandoned patent application, which was filed in 1995. According to the specification, there was a problem with the way computer networ...

SCOTT GREEN-DOYLE v. DHS
Date: June 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1955
PALTALK HOLDINGS, INC. v. RIOT GAMES, INC.
Date: June 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2035
In Re APPLE INC.
Date: June 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-127
Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. v. United States  
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2194

Justia Opinion Summary: SolarWorld filed an antidumping duty petition concerning certain photovoltaic products imported from China. After two remands, the Trade Court affirmed rulings by the Department of Commerce selecting Harmonized Tariff Sc...

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. v. IANCU
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1498
PRAIRIE LAND MILLWRIGHT v. SIOUX STEEL COMPANY
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1668
GOOGLE LLC v. NETLIST, INC.
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1720
HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K. v. SEMICAPS PTE LTD.
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1890
Inserso Corp v. United States  
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1933

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded contracts for the opportunity to sell information technology services to various federal government agencies. Inserso did not receive an award; its total evaluat...

OLIVA v. DVA
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1990
Oliva v. United States  
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2059

Justia Opinion Summary: Oliva worked for the VA, 2000-2016. In 2015, Oliva challenged the VA’s issuance of a letter of reprimand for Oliva accusing a supervisor of improperly pre-selecting an applicant for a position; Oliva claimed that his ema...

THEODORE D'APUZZO, P.A. v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2311
SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD. v. P3 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Date: June 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2384
POLLITT v. DVA
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1481
First Mortgage Corp. v. United States  
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1798

Justia Opinion Summary: Ginnie Mae (GM), established by 12 U.S.C. 1717(a)(2)(A) to provide stability in the secondary residential mortgage market and promote access to mortgage credit, guarantees mortgage-backed securities (MBS). FMC, a privat...

HAYWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. v. PENTAIR WATER POOL AND SPA
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1821
MEDINOL LTD. v. CORDIS CORPORATION
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1826
ASI, INC. v. FINGERHUT DIRECT MARKETING
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1834
HARRIS v. WILKIE
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2188
UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT, S.A. v. YOUSICIAN OY
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2399
WATSON v. WILKIE
Date: June 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1380
Young v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: June 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2268

Justia Opinion Summary: Young was serving a one-year probationary period working for the IRS when the agency removed her for misconduct. Young appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board, challenging her removal as an unlawful adverse actio...

UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT, S.A. v. YOUSICIAN OY
Date: June 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2399
THOMAS v. WILKIE
Date: June 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2440
Carr v. Wilkie  
Date: June 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2441

Justia Opinion Summary: Carr served Air Force active duty, 1976-1980, earning 45 months of education benefits under Chapter 34 (Vietnam-era GI Bill), Carr used 41 months and 11 days of those benefits for his own education before the entire Chap...

ROBLES v. WILKIE
Date: June 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1460
TWILIO INC. v. TELESIGN CORPORATION
Date: June 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1842
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS v. JOHN C. GRIMBERG CO., INC.
Date: June 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1608
CERULLI v. DEFENSE
Date: June 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2022
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORP. v. MICROSPHERIX LLC
Date: June 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2197
Munchkin, Inc. v. Luv n' Care, Ltd.  
Date: June 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1454

Justia Opinion Summary: Munchkin sued LNC for trademark infringement and unfair competition claims based on LNC’s spill-proof drinking containers. A year later, the court allowed Munchkin to amend the complaint to include new trademark infringe...

IRON OAK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: June 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1802
LIPPERT COMPONENTS MFG. v. MOR/RYDE INTERNATIONAL INC.
Date: June 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2121
ECC INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTORS v. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
Date: June 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1619
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. v. IANCU
Date: June 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1497
LAWRENCE v. WILKIE
Date: June 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1847
In Re ROSENBERG
Date: June 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2251
WILLIAMS v. WILKIE
Date: June 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2433
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Almirall, LLC  
Date: June 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1106

Justia Opinion Summary: Almirall markets ACZONE®, a prescription medication used to treat acne. Almirall’s 926 and 219 patents are listed in the FDA Orange Book as claiming ACZONE. Before seeking approval to market a generic version of ACZONE,...

YOUNG v. WILKIE
Date: June 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1133
TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC v. ALIXA RX LLC
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1488
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS v. IAC/INTERACTIVECORP
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1917
ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC v. ARM LTD.
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2091
NELSON v. US
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1179
HUANG v. MEDIATEK USA, INC.
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1251
HOLLIE v. WILKIE
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1486
PEERLESS INDUSTRIES, INC. v. CRIMSON AV, LLC
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2021
Agile Defense, Inc. v. United States  
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1954

Justia Opinion Summary: The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) issued a solicitation for the procurement of information technology solutions for various agencies. DISA would award several indefinite-delivery/quantity contracts; task orde...

CHATMAN v. WILKIE
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1262
GARZA v. WILKIE
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1457
GIDDINGS v. SSA
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1138
GUARANTEE COMPANY OF NORTH v. IKHANA, LLC
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1394
Adkins v. United States  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1356

Justia Opinion Summary: Adkins sought a federal income tax refund, based on financial losses sustained as the victim of a fraudulent investment scheme. The IRS was unable to formalize the parties’ settlement before the statute of limitations on...

Caquelin v. United States  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1385

Justia Opinion Summary: Caquelin's land was subject to a railroad easement. The Surface Transportation Board granted the railroad permission to abandon the line unless the process (16 U.S.C. 1247(d)) for considering the use of the easement for...

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC v. NEVRO CORP.
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1582
Cooper/Ports America, LLC v. Secretary of Defense  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1692

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, CPA’s predecessor was awarded Defense contracts to provide stevedoring and terminal services along the Eastern Seaboard, including Charleston. The contracts incorporated a Federal Acquisition Regulation provisio...

MCGRATH v. OPM
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2187
CLICK-TO-CALL TECHNOLOGIES, LP v. INGENIO, INC.
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: 15-1242
OYSTER OPTICS, LLC v. ALCATEL-LUCENT USA, INC.
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1255
OYSTER OPTICS, LLC v. ALCATEL-LUCENT USA, INC.
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1255
SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. v. SNF SAS
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2013
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. v. Iancu  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1066

Justia Opinion Summary: Odyssey filed the 678 patent application in 2004. After several procedural disputes and appeals, the Patent Board reversed an examiner’s rejections. The Technology Center Director issued an “examiner’s request for rehear...

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. v. IANCU
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1493
California Ridge Wind Energy, LLC v. United States  
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1463

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs each own a wind farm that was put into service in 2012. Each applied for a federal cash grant based on specified energy project costs, under section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act o...

WINE v. MSPB
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1006
McRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America, Inc.  
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1557

Justia Opinion Summary: McRO’s patent describes a method for automatically generating animations, with a three-dimensional appearance, depicting lip movements and facial expressions. The method uses two basic building blocks: “phonemes” and “mo...

In Re BODNAR
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-125
Electric Boat Corp. v. Secretary of the Navy  
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1621

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Electric Boat (EB) and the Navy entered into a contract for the construction of up to six nuclear-powered submarines. The Contract includes a “Change-of-Law Clause,” which provides for a price adjustment in th...

ESIP Series 2, LLC v. Puzhen Life USA, LLC  
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1659

Justia Opinion Summary: ESIP’s patent relates to “a novel system and method for combining germicidal protection and aromatic diffusion in enclosed habitable spaces.” ’ Products of this type are commonly known as “vaporizers” or “diffusers.” On...

FOX FACTORY, INC. v. SRAM, LLC
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1544
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC v. NEVRO CORP.
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1584
SANDBOX LOGISTICS LLC v. PROPPANT EXPRESS INVESTMENTS
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1684
ROTHSCHILD CONNECTED DEVICES v. COCA-COLA COMPANY
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1825
URS ENERGY & CONSTRUCTION v. US
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2101
Lozano v. Secretary of Health and Human Services  
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2138

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Lozano gave birth to a baby. While still hospitalized, Lozano received a tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis (Tdap) vaccination. Two weeks later, Lozano reported a low-grade fever, body aches, and breast tend...

Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB v. Oticon Medical AB  
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1105

Justia Opinion Summary: Cochlear’s patent describes a hearing aid with several parts. A vibration-producing component is implanted and mechanically anchored into a patient’s skull on the patient’s deaf side. An external component, which include...

GENERAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LTD. v. UNIFIED PATENTS, LLC
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1565
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. AISIN SEIKI CO., LTD.
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1718
In Re PUBLICOVER
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1883
Taylor v. United States  
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1901

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, the Taylors purchased land near a New Mexico Air Force base to raise calves. The Air Force began flying training missions over the land, sometimes “no more than 20 feet . . . off the deck.” In 2008, the Taylors...

VEDERI, LLC v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 16-1919
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. v. IANCU
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1493
LONE STAR SILICON INNOVATIONS v. IANCU
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1556
Electronic Communication Technologies, LLC v. ShoppersChoice.com, LLC  
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1587

Justia Opinion Summary: ECT sued ShoppersChoice for infringement of its 261 patent, titled “Secure Notification Messaging with User Option to Communicate with Delivery or Pickup Representative.” The Federal Circuit affirmed a judgment on the pl...

Lanard Toys Ltd. v. Dolgencorp LLC  
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1781

Justia Opinion Summary: Lanard owns Design Patent D167 and the 458 copyright for a work entitled “Pencil/Chalk Holder,” relating to a toy chalk holder designed to look like a pencil. Lanard sold the Chalk Pencil, marked to indicate Lanard’s cop...

LONE STAR SILICON INNOVATIONS v. NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2152
BUSHNELL HAWTHORNE, LLC v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2191
SCHWENDIMANN v. ARKWRIGHT ADVANCED COATING
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2416
Schwendimann v. Arkwright Advanced Coating, Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2416

Justia Opinion Summary: Starting in 1992, Schwendimann worked at ACT, which manufactured paper coating products. In 1998-2000, Schwendimann and Nasser (ACT's owner) filed the 983 and 845 patent applications; both were named as inventors. Schwen...

Virnetx Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.  
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1671

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2019, the Federal Circuit (Arthrex) held that the appointment of the APJs by the Secretary of Commerce, 35 U.S.C. 6(a), violated the Appointments Clause. The Patent and Trademark Office and Cisco argued that the Feder...

SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P. v. GENERAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LTD.
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1855
EL MALIK v. WILKIE
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1971
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. v. UNILOC 2017 LLC
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2048
PATTERSON v. US
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2422
HALIM v. US
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1478
BROWN v. WILKIE
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1804
In Re NOMULA
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1832
EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS INC. v. SLAYBACK PHARMA LLC
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1924
AGARWAL v. TOPGOLF INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2270
ESET, LLC v. FINJAN, INC.
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1716
APPLE INC. v. CONTENTGUARD HOLDINGS, INC.
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1795
MICHELSON v. ARMY
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1811
GENERAL ACCESS SOLUTIONS, LTD. v. SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P.
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1856
In Re CHAPMAN
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1895
SEARCY v. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2217
IDORSIA PHARMACEUTICALS, LTD. v. IANCU
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2346
ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AB v. CASCADES CANADA ULC
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1736
ESSITY PROFESSIONAL HYGIENE v. CASCADES CANADA ULC
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1742
Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Slayback Pharma LLC  
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1924

Justia Opinion Summary: Eage filed suit, alleging infringement of four patents under the doctrine of equivalents, stemming from Slayback’s new drug application for a generic version of Eagle’s branded bendamustine product, BELRAPZO®. Bendamust...

In Re JOBIN
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1067
SILVIA v. WILKIE
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1097
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. v. IANCU
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1494
DONGHEE AMERICA, INC. v. PLASTIC OMNIUM ADVANCED
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1733
BRENNECKE v. US
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1263
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. v. IANCU
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2004
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. v. IANCU
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2004
DIONEX SOFTRON GMBH v. AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1888
LANGAN v. US
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1057
Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc. v. Wirtgen America, Inc.  
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1261

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted inter partes review of Caterpillar’s patent and issued its final written decision on November 13, 2019. Caterpillar appealed, then moved to vacate and remand for a new hearing...

Uber Technologies, Inc. v. X One, Inc.  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1164

Justia Opinion Summary: X One’s patent describes a “Buddy Watch application” that allows a mobile device user to add other mobile device users to her “Buddy List.” A user may set up “instant buddies.” For example, a stranded motorist may wish...

CIENA CORPORATION v. OYSTER OPTICS, LLC
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2117
Ciena Corp. v. Oyster Optics, LLC  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2117

Justia Opinion Summary: Oyster sued, alleging that Ciena infringed several patents. Ciena petitioned the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for inter partes review of the asserted patents. The district court stayed the litigation. The Board conclude...

In Re APPLE INC.
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-115
Buffkin v. Department of Defense  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1531

Justia Opinion Summary: Buffkin, a former teacher in the Department of Defense (DoD) school for the children of military personnel, challenged her termination. The collective bargaining agreement process for contesting adverse employment action...

Hitkansut LLC v. United States  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1884

Justia Opinion Summary: Hitkansut owns the patent, entitled “Methods and Apparatus for Stress Relief Using Multiple Energy Sources.” While the application that later issued as that patent was pending, Hitkansut entered into a non-disclosure agr...

In Re FORTINET, INC.
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-120
FACEBOOK, INC. v. WINDY CITY INNOVATIONS, LLC
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1400
FACEBOOK, INC. v. WINDY CITY INNOVATIONS, LLC
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1400
Grit Energy Solutions, LLC v. Oren Technologies, LLC  
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1063

Justia Opinion Summary: Oren’s patent covers a system for storing and discharging proppant—a material, such as sand or other particulates, that prevents ground fractures from closing during hydraulic fracturing. Oren sued Grit for infringement,...

COOK GROUP INCORPORATED v. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1370
COOK GROUP INCORPORATED v. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1413
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. v. COOK GROUP INCORPORATED
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1594
Uniloc USA, INC. v. LG Electronics USA, INC.  
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1835

Justia Opinion Summary: Uniloc’s patent is directed to a communication system comprising a primary station (base station) and at least one secondary station (computer mouse or keyboard). In conventional systems, such as Bluetooth networks, two...

BEDGEAR, LLC v. FREDMAN BROS. FURNITURE CO.
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2170
Walby v. United States  
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2406

Justia Opinion Summary: Walby was born in Michigan, and, in 2014-2018, lived and worked in Michigan. For the 2014 taxable year, Walby’s employer, Baker, withheld $9,751.60 in federal income taxes. In 2015, Walby claimed exemption from all withh...

PFIZER, INC. v. CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1513
VERINATA HEALTH, INC. v. ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2198
In Re Rudy  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2301

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, Rudy originally filed the 360 application, entitled “Eyeless, Knotless, Colorable and/or Translucent/Transparent Fishing Hooks with Associatable Apparatus and Methods.” Its lengthy prosecution included numerous...

Argentum Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.  
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2273

Justia Opinion Summary: Apotex filed a petition for inter partes review of Novartis’s patent. The Board instituted proceedings and granted Sun, Teva, Actavis, and Argentum (with Apotex, the petitioners) joinder. The Board concluded that the pet...

General Mills, Inc. v. United States  
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1124

Justia Opinion Summary: GMI is the parent corporation of several partners of General Mills, an LLC that is treated as a partnership for tax purposes (the Partnership). GMI alleges that after certain partnership-level audits of the Partnership’s...

SWARTZLANDER v. US
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1836
Gadsden Industrial Park, LLC v. United States  
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: GIP purchased property from a steel mill’s bankruptcy estate, omitting the “Eastern Excluded Property” (EEP). GIP purchased some personal property located on the EEP, which contains two piles comprising slag (a steel man...

Hologic, Inc. v. Minerva Surgical, Inc.  
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2054

Justia Opinion Summary: Truckai and his NovaCept team developed NovaSure, which was FDA-approved to detect perforations in the uterus. NovaCept incorporates the 183 and 348 patents, which list Truckai as an inventor. Truckai assigned to NovaCep...

DIGITAL ALLY, INC. v. TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2065
CARPENTER v. WILKIE
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2207
HAFCO FOUNDRY AND MACHINE CO. v. GMS MINE REPAIR
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1904
Dragon Intellectual Property LLC v. DISH Network LLC  
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1283

Justia Opinion Summary: Dragon sued 10 defendants, alleging patent infringement. Based on petitions by DISH and SXM (collectively, “DISH”), the Board instituted inter partes review (IPR) of the patent. The district court stayed proceedings as...

Biogen International GmbH v. Banner Life Sciences, LLC  
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: Biogen holds the New Drug Application for the active ingredient dimethyl fumarate (DMF), which was FDA-approved in 2013 as Tecfidera®, a twice-daily pill for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis at a da...

LEBOLO-WATTS CONSTRUCTORS v. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1420
Ravin v. Wilkie  
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1532

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorney Ravin represented veteran Cook on a claim for past-due disability benefits. Their agreement provided for a contingent fee and contemplated that VA would withhold the fee from any past-due benefits awarded and pa...

MARTIN v. DHS
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1578
WCM INDUSTRIES, INC. v. IPS CORPORATION
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1773
MOBILE TECH, INC. v. SENNCO SOLUTIONS, INC.
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1937
CANON INC. v. ITC
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1950
Higgins v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2352

Justia Opinion Summary: Higgins began working at the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) in 2007. Throughout his employment, Higgins reported unlawful activity ranging from misuse of agency letterhead to improper disposal of biohazardous material....

CardioNet, LLC v. InfoBionic, Inc.  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1149

Justia Opinion Summary: CardioNet’s 207 patent, titled “Cardiac Monitoring,” claims priority to an application filed in 2004 and describes cardiac monitoring systems and techniques for detecting and distinguishing atrial fibrillation and atrial...

SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD. v. ISPEAKER CO., LTD.
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1292
Spigen Korea Co., Ltd. v. Ultraproof, Inc.  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1435

Justia Opinion Summary: The Spigen Design Patents each claim a case for a cellular phone. In an infringement case, the district court held as a matter of law that the Spigen Design Patents were obvious over the 218 and 209 patents and granted s...

Inter-tribal Council of Arizona v. United States  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Arizona-Florida Land Exchange Act (AFLEA), 102 Stat. 4571, 72 acres of the Phoenix Indian School Property were conveyed to Collier in exchange for Collier’s Florida lands plus $34.9 million. The Arizona InterTr...

TRINKL v. COMMERCE
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2356
MCKEOWN v. MSPB
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1062
Eskridge & Associates v. United States  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1862

Justia Opinion Summary: The Army sought to procure the services of certified registered nurse anesthetists for the Fort Bragg Army Medical Center. Eskridge bid but the solicitation was canceled. A new solicitation received 18 timely, complete p...

Ericsson Inc. v. TCL Communication Technology Holdings, Ltd.  
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2003

Justia Opinion Summary: Ericsson sued TCL for infringement of its patent, titled “Security Access Manager in Middleware,” describing “a system and method for controlling access to a platform for a mobile terminal for a wireless telecommunicatio...

Stratus Networks, Inc. v. UBTA-UBET Communications Inc.  
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1351

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Stratus, a facilities-based telecommunications provider, applied to register the STRATUS mark. UBTA, also a telecommunications provider, owns the STRATA mark and opposed registration of the STRATUS mark on groun...

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. v. Timney Triggers, LLC  
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1134

Justia Opinion Summary: After licensing negotiations with Timney failed, Mossberg sued Timney for patent infringement. Instead of answering the complaint, Timney filed for inter partes reexamination. The district court granted a stay. The Paten...

HOPE v. WILKIE
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1702
In Re GOPALAN
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2070
BANKS v. US
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1039
Bozeman Financial LLC v. Federal Reserve Bank  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Trial and Appeal Board conducted covered business method (CBM) review and found all of the claims of Bozeman’s patents, directed to methods for authorizing and clearing financial transactions to detect and pre...

MIKAIA v. COMMERCE
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1533
REMBRANDT DIAGNOSTICS, LP v. ALERE, INC.
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1595
In Re MORSA
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1757
JERRY HARVEY AUDIO HOLDING v. 1964 EARS, LLC
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1967
Golden v. United States  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2134

Justia Opinion Summary: Golden, pro se, filed this suit in 2019, under the Tucker Act, 28 U.S.C. 1491(a), seeking “reasonable and entire compensation for the unlicensed use and manufacture” of his “inventions described in and covered by” variou...

In Re BEACON BIOMEDICAL, LLC
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2194
WATKINS v. DOJ
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2195
JERNIGAN v. WILKIE
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2235
WHITSERVE LLC v. DONUTS INC.
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2240
In Re BANKS
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-124
Baude v. United States  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2038

Justia Opinion Summary: Air Force officers who hold the grade of major must appear before a promotion board, 10 U.S.C. 611(a), 628(k); an officer who is twice passed over for promotion is typically discharged. An officer who would otherwise be...

Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp.  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2220

Justia Opinion Summary: Nevro sued, alleging infringement of 18 claims across seven patents that are directed to high-frequency spinal cord stimulation therapy for inhibiting pain. Conventional spinal cord stimulation systems deliver electrical...

Nike, Inc. v. Adidas AG  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1262

Justia Opinion Summary: In an earlier appeal from inter partes review, the Federal Circuit vacated-in-part the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision denying Nike’s motion to amend and remanded for the Board to address errors underlying its c...

INTELLISOFT, LTD. v. ACER AMERICA CORP.
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1522
EMED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION v. REPRO-MED SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2145
DEMERY v. ARMY
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2282
YOUNG v. WILKIE
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1249
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2097

Justia Opinion Summary: Valeant’s patent claims stable methylnaltrexone pharmaceutical preparations; methylnaltrexone, a quaternary amine opioid antagonist derivative, can be useful for reducing the side effects of opioids but is unstable in aq...

In Re: Forney Industries, Inc.  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1073

Justia Opinion Summary: Forney sells welding and machining products in packaging that displays its proposed mark. Forney applied for a trademark based on use in commerce under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1051(a). Forney sought to register the mar...

Sistek v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1168

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Sistek was appointed as a director at the VA’s Chief Business Office Purchased Care. Sistek subsequently made several protected disclosures to the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) questioning various f...

BASF Corp. v. SNF Holding Co.  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1243

Justia Opinion Summary: SF’s 329 patent is directed to an improved process for preparing high-molecular-weight polymers for use as super-absorbers in fields such as waste treatment and paper manufacturing. The district court entered summary jud...

Technical Consumer Products, Inc. v. Lighting Science Group Corp.  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1361

Justia Opinion Summary: The 968 patent is directed to replacement light-emitting diode (LED) light fixtures and seeks to minimize the need for customization by creating “low profile downlighting for retrofit applications” that accommodates vari...

CLARUS THERAPEUTICS, INC. v. LIPOCINE, INC.
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1566
SATCO PRODUCTS, INC. v. LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORP.
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1638
In Re THOMAS
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1957
WILLINGHAM v. NAVY
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2031
NOFFKE v. DEFENSE
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2183
ASKAN v. FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2412
Keith Manufacturing Co. v. Butterfield  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1136

Justia Opinion Summary: Keith sued its former employee, Butterfield, after he filed a patent application for what eventually issued as the 520 patent. The employer alleged that the patent was based on inventions made during Butterfield’s employ...

In Re ANOVA HEARING LABS, INC.
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1507
SANCHEZ v. HHS
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1753
GREEN v. WILKIE
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2047
UNILOC USA, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2072
FRAZER/EXTON DEVELOPMENT, L.P. v. US
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2143
MOORE v. WILKIE
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2450
SANDERS v. US
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1032
PROMOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1343
KAMMUNKUN v. DEFENSE
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1374
TAYLOR v. IANCU
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1047
TAYLOR v. IANCU
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1048
TAYLOR v. IANCU
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1070
Intellisoft, Ltd. v. Acer America Corp.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1522

Justia Opinion Summary: Intellisoft sued Acer in California state court, asserting state law claims, including misappropriation of trade secrets. After more than three years of litigation, Acer sought to plead a patent inventorship counterclaim...

Myco Industries, Inc. v. Blephex, LLC  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2374

Justia Opinion Summary: Myco believed its competitor, BlephEx, made false and misleading statements about Myco’s product and whether it infringed BlephEx’s patent, entitled “Method and Device for Treating an Ocular Disorder.” The district court...

VALENZUELA v. TREASURY
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2069
Sayers v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2195

Justia Opinion Summary: The VA promoted Dr. Sayers to Chief of Pharmacy Services for the Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Health Care System in 2003. In 2016, a VA site-visit team discovered violations of policy in the pharmacies under Sayers’s superv...

ENERPOL, LLC v. SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORP.
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1079
DEEP GREEN WIRELESS LLC v. OOMA, INC.
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1570
WellPoint Military Care Corp. v. United States  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2225

Justia Opinion Summary: The VA issued a contract to OPSS for developing and managing the VA’s program to provide veterans access to community-based healthcare in Region 3 of the WellPoint, an unsuccessful bidder, brought a bid protest action. T...

New Mexico Garlic Growers Coalition v. United States  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1404

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, the Department of Commerce imposed anti-dumping duties on fresh garlic from China. Harmoni, a producer and exporter of fresh garlic from China, requested individual review. New Mexico Garlic Growers Coalition (N...

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION v. LONE STAR SILICON INNOVATIONS
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2030
GENENTECH, INC. v. IANCU
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1263
In Re CLARKE
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1698
GALDERMA LABORATORIES, L.P. v. AMNEAL PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1021
Anaheim Gardens, L.P. v. United States  
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1277

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1961 National Housing Act provided financial incentives to private developers to build low-income housing, including below-market mortgages insured by HUD. Participating developers had limited ability to increase ren...

RICCI v. MSPB
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1626
LONE STAR SILICON INNOVATIONS v. IANCU
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1669
In Re SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC.
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-116
ARTHREX, INC. v. SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2140
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC v. AISIN SEIKI CO., LTD.
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1800
HARRIS v. WILKIE
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2421
Ricci v. Merit Systems Protection Board  
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1626

Justia Opinion Summary: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) notified Ricci that she had been “tentatively” selected for a Criminal Investigator position; she was required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation before receiv...

Facebook, Inc. v. Windy City Innovations, LLC  
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1400

Justia Opinion Summary: Windy CIty’s patents share a common specification and are generally related to methods for communicating over a computer-based network. Exactly one year after being served with Windy City’s infringement complaint, Faceb...

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES I LLC v. UNIFIED PATENTS, LLC
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2308
Illumina, Inc. v. Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc.  
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1419

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, two doctors discovered cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma and serum, previously discarded as medical waste. In 2001, they obtained a patent, claiming a method for detecting the small fraction of paternally i...

PLASOLA v. MSPB
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2453
In Re SUPERCELL OY
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-113
Hafco Foundry & Machine Co. v. GMS Mine Repair & Maintenance, Inc.  
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1904

Justia Opinion Summary: Hafco’s patent, issued in 2013, covers a “Rock Dust Blower” used to distribute rock dust in areas such as coal mines, where rock dust is applied to interior surfaces, to control the explosive hazards of coal dust. Hafco...

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1172
ALFRED E. MANN FOUNDATION v. COCHLEAR CORPORATION
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1201
TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS v. LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORP.
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1360
PROMOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1437
In Re RATNAKAR
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1559
CPI CARD GROUP v. MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1616
VOIP-PAL.COM, INC. v. TWITTER, INC.
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1808
Personalized Media Communications, LLC v. Apple Inc.  
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1936

Justia Opinion Summary: PMC’s patent is directed to methods for enhancing broadcast communications with user-specific data by embedding digital signals in those broadcast communications. The specification discloses a number of embodiments that...

Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Iancu  
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2232

Justia Opinion Summary: Kaken’s patent, titled “Method For Treating Onychomycosis,” describes and claims methods for topically treating fungal infections in human nails. On inter partes review under 35 U.S.C. 311–319, the Patent Trial and Appe...

Communications Test Design, Inc. v. Contec, LLC  
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1672

Justia Opinion Summary: CTDI is a worldwide engineering, repair, and logistics company with its principal place of business in Pennsylvania. Since 2007, CTDI has developed, manufactured, and used its “Gen3” and “Gen5” test systems within the U....

IYM TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. RPX CORPORATION
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1762
TEAM HALL VENTURE, LLC v. ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2283
SATCO PRODUCTS, INC. v. LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORP.
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1639
ICCS USA Corp. v. United States  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1561

Justia Opinion Summary: ICCS imported 56,616 individual butane gas canisters into the U.S. that displayed a “PREMIUM” brand label and a registered certification mark owned by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Customs determined that the canisters...

COCHRAN v. MSPB
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1986
PROMOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1441
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA v. EMERACHEM HOLDINGS, LLC
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1579
SUPERCELL OY v. GREE, INC.
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1662
CELLECTIS v. SEATTLE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1664
NIPPON SHINYAKU CO., LTD. v. IANCU
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1824
CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, INC. v. ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1314
APPLE INC. v. UNILOC 2017 LLC
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1636
IYM TECHNOLOGIES LLC v. RPX CORPORATION
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1761
CONSUMER 2.0, INC. v. TENANT TURNER, INC.
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1846
Customedia Technologies, LLC v. Dish Network Corp.  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2239

Justia Opinion Summary: Customedia’s patents, which share a specification, disclose comprehensive data management and processing systems that comprise a remote AccountTransaction Server (ATS) and a local host Data Case Management System and Aud...

CUSTOMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2240
CUSTOMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1002
CASTILLO v. US
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1158
CASTILLO v. US
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1158
Office Design Group v. United States  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1337

Justia Opinion Summary: The VA issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the provision of healthcare furniture and related services for VA facilities for five geographic regions. The RFP described a best-value tradeoff selection process that cons...

E-SYSTEM DESIGN, INC. v. MENTOR GRAPHICS CORPORATION
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1589
ELYSIUM HEALTH, INC. v. TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1630
K.G. v. Secretary of Health and Human Services  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1690

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, K.G., age 48, received an influenza vaccination in advance of knee replacement surgery. Over the next several months, she experienced increasingly severe nerve pain in her hands, arms, feet, and legs; she succum...

SUSAN MCKNIGHT, INC. v. IANCU
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1696
SHURE INCORPORATED v. CLEARONE, INC.
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1755
HIP, INC. v. HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2076
GENENTECH, INC. v. AMGEN INC.
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2156
In Re LITMAN
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2157
ELLIS v. US
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1015
KONTZ v. WILKIE
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1135
JANSSEN BIOTECH, INC. v. CELLTRION HEALTHCARE CO., LTD
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2321
APTIV SERVICES 5 US, LLC v. MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1537
APPLE INC. v. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECH.
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1580
NICHIA CORPORATION v. IANCU
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1646
In Re WILEY
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1774
In Re THOMAS
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2053
BALDWIN v. MSPB
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2218
MILTON v. US
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1130
20/20 VISION CENTER, LLC v. VISION PRECISION HOLDINGS
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1504
MANTISSA CORPORATION v. ONDOT SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2533
Ashford University, LLC v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1213

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the GI Bill, the VA provides monetary benefits to veterans enrolled in “approved” “course[s] of education,” 38 U.S.C. 3483. Approval must be provided by the state approving agency (SAA) for the state where the educ...

Strand v. United States  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1016

Justia Opinion Summary: Strand served in the Navy for roughly 19-1/2 years until he was discharged under other than honorable conditions for firing a gun at his estranged wife. Strand was convicted in state court of three felonies. After his re...

UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. X ONE, INC.
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1165
SPRING VENTURES, LTD. v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1542
LUCENA v. DOJ
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1974
RAMIREZ v. WILKIE
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1002
KEYS v. MSPB
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1063
GS CleanTech Corp. v. Adkins Energy LLC  
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 16-2231

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patents-in-Suit are directed to the recovery of oil from a dry mill ethanol plant’s byproduct, thin stillage, for example, “evaporating the thin stillage to form a concentrate,” or syrup, and then “separating the oil...

Comcast Corp. v. International Trade Commission  
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1450

Justia Opinion Summary: The International Trade Commission (ITC) investigated a complaint under Tariff Act Section 337, alleging that Comcast’s customers directly infringe patents by using Comcast’s X1 system. The patents claim an interactive t...

In Re JC HOSPITALITY LLC
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2048
AMERICAN INST. FOR INT'L STEEL v. US
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1727
AMERICAN INST. FOR INT'L STEEL v. US
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1727
In Re JADHAV
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-109
In Re HUANG
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-114
XOTech, LLC v. United States  
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Small Business Act requires that many federal agencies set aside contracts to be awarded to certain categories of small businesses, including service-disabled-veteran-owned (SDVO) small businesses, 15 U.S.C. 644(g)(1...

HZNP FINANCE LIMITED v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC.
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2149
HZNP FINANCE LIMITED v. ACTAVIS LABORATORIES UT, INC.
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2149
COLLABO INNOVATIONS, INC. v. SONY CORPORATION
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1152
KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY v. SPEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1256
CHOIROCK CONTENTS FACTORY CO. v. SPIN MASTER, LTD.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1335
IRONWORKS PATENTS LLC v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1191
Castillo v. United States  
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1158

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs own land abutting a railroad right-of-way that was long ago granted to, and for decades used by, the Railway in Dade County, Florida. When the Railway abandoned the right-of-way for rail use, full rights t...

Fourstar v. United States  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2081

Justia Opinion Summary: Fourstar, a federal prisoner, filed a Tucker Act Complaint with a Motion for Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. He claimed that the government is mismanaging certain Indian properties and resources. The Claims Court de...

Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc.  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: Arctic’s patents, directed to personal watercraft (PWC) steering systems, issued in 2004 and 2003, after Arctic stopped selling PWCs. In 2002, Arctic entered into a license agreement with Honda that expressly stated that...

SeAH Steel VINA Corp. v. United States  
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department Commerce investigated antidumping duty petitions concerning imports of certain oil country tubular goods from various countries, including Vietnam. Commerce issued quantity and value questionnaires to the...

ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY, INC. v. ITRON NETWORKED SOLUTIONS
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1059
Acoustic Technology, Inc. v. Itron Networked Solutions, Inc.  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1061, 2019-1059, 2019-1060

Justia Opinion Summary: Acoustic’s 841 patent relates to communications systems for utility providers to remotely monitor groups of utility meters, e.g., electricity meters. According to Acoustic, the claimed invention was “an improvement upon...

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC v. Casper Sleep Inc.  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1098

Justia Opinion Summary: Serta filed a patent infringement action against Casper, citing the 173, 763, and 935 patents. Those patents cover mattresses that include a channel and methods for forming it. These mattresses can have varying areas of...

ARUNACHALAM v. PRESIDIO BANK
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1223
ARUNACHALAM v. APPLE, INC.
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1251
In Re: Google LLC  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-126

Justia Opinion Summary: SIT sued Google for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas. Under 28 U.S.C. 1400(b), “[a]ny civil action for patent infringement may be brought in the judicial district where the defendant resides, or where...

Potter v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1541

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the Phoenix VA Health Care System where Potter worked was in the midst of a patient care crisis that had resulted in an investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG). Pott...

KLAUSTECH, INC. v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1536
MIRA ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY v. MICROSOFT CORPORATION
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1212
In Re FERNANDEZ
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1334
COOK GROUP INCORPORATED v. BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1412
FARO v. IANCU
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1476
WHITNEY v. WILKIE
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2329
Sanchez v. Department of Veterans Affairs  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2171

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, while working at the San Juan VA Medical Center, Dr. Sanchez, a urologist, reported to his superiors what he believed to be improper practices. In 2000, Sánchez received a proficiency report prepared by his sup...

Acetris Health, LLC v. United States  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2399

Justia Opinion Summary: Acetris obtains its pharmaceutical products from Aurolife, which makes them in a New Jersey facility, using an active pharmaceutical ingredient made in India. Acetris had contracts to supply the VA with several pharmaceu...

CP Kelco US, Inc. v. United States  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1207

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce initiated an antidumping duty investigation and determined that xanthan gum imported from China was sold in the U.S. at less than fair value. Commerce considers China to be a non-market econom...

PERSONAL BEASTIES GROUP LLC v. NIKE, INC.
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1235
In Re NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1252
BYTEMARK, INC. v. MASABI LTD.
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1442
THEODORE & ASSOCIATES, LLC v. BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1446
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC v. THEODORE & ASSOCIATES, LLC
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1451
BYTEMARK, INC. v. MASABI LTD.
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1628
RUTILA v. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1712
Apple Inc. v. Andrea Electronics Corp.  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2382

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrea sued Apple for infringement of Andrea’s 345 patent, relating to certain aspects of digital audio processing. Apple filed two inter partes review (IPR) petitions. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted review...

Hitachi Metals, Ltd. v. United States  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1289

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, the International Trade Commission issued a final affirmative determination that a U.S. domestic industry was materially injured by virtue of imported steel goods (carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate ) so...

ABELL v. WILKIE
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1313
In Re TARASENKO
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1453
JONES v. US
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1560
LEHR v. MSPB
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1677
CACERES-SOLARI v. US
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1693
IBRAHIM v. US
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2300
In Re ESCOBOSA
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2259
Cheetah Omni LLC v. AT&T Services, Inc.  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1264

Justia Opinion Summary: Cheetah’s 836 patent is directed to optical communication networks. AT&T uses hardware and software components in its fiber-optic communication networks. Cheetah asserted that AT&T infringes the 836 patent by making, usi...

In Re FERNANDEZ
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1334
INTERACTIVE GAMES LLC v. FANDUEL, INC.
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1523
DIEM LLC v. BIGCOMMERCE, INC.
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1745
PROMOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. v. SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1473
HVLPO2, LLC v. Oxygen Frog, LLC  
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1649

Justia Opinion Summary: HVO’s 941 and 488 patents share a specification and are directed to methods and devices for controlling an oxygen generating system, which is used to sustain and manage airflow for torch glass artists who use surface mix...

SIMON v. DOJ
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1982
PEKRUL v. US
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2407
PEKRUL v. US
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2409
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. v. Prisua Engineering Corp.  
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: Prisua’s patent, entitled “Video Enabled Digital Devices for Embedding User Data in Interactive Applications,” is directed to “generating an edited video data stream from an original video stream” by “substituting at lea...

PAMINTUAN v. NAVY
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2232
FEIT ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. v. CFL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-110
POLARIS INNOVATIONS LIMITED v. KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY CO. INC.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1768
POLARIS INNOVATIONS LIMITED v. KINGSTON TECHNOLOGY CO. INC.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1831
O'Brien v. Wilkie  
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1072

Justia Opinion Summary: O’Brien is a Vietnam veteran whose service-connected disabilities make him eligible to receive compensation for himself and for certain “dependents,” 38 U.S.C. 1115. Section 1115 does not define “dependents,” but lists s...

In Re SGROMO
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-107
In Re SGROMO
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-108
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION DESIGN v. ZIMMER BIOMET CMF AND THORACIC
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1100
Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Google, LLC  
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1177

Justia Opinion Summary: Koninklijke's patent identifies prior art technologies for delivering digital content for playback on a client device: downloading and streaming. It states that downloading suffers from delay because the user cannot play...

MLC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC v. MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-105
GALDERMA LABORATORIES v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2396
IN RE: JACKSON
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-102
SAUDER MANUFACTURING COMPANY v. J SQUARED, INC.
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1430
VIRNETX INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1043
RAPID COMPLETIONS LLC v. WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL LLC
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1317
WOMACK v. MSPB
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1713
KURIAKOSE v. DVA [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1274
HERNANDEZ v. DEFENSE [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1817
Li v. Department of Justice  
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1046

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010 San Diego Sherriff’s Deputy Collier died following an accident while on duty. Collier owned a house together with his fiance, Li, who was also designated as Collier’s beneficiary for his retirement benefits and...

IN RE: ERB INDUSTRIES, INC.
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1193
LEGO A/S v. ZURU INC. [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2122
EGENERA, INC. v. CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1353
IN RE: CHASON
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1564
PRECISION FABRICS GROUP, INC. v. TIETEX INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1751
United Steel & Fasteners, Inc. v. United States  
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2168

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, the Department of Commerce determined that imports of certain lock washers from China were being sold at less than fair value and issued an antidumping duty order covering washers classifiable under subheading t...

Eko Brands, LLC v. Adrian Rivera Maynez Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2215

Justia Opinion Summary: ARM’s 320 patent describes an adaptor for use with Keurig® single-brew coffee machines or similar brewers, configured to effect operative compatibility between a single-serve beverage brewer [for use with cup-shaped cart...

HALOZYME, INC. v. IANCU
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1011
BLACKBERRY LTD. v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1145
BLACKBERRY LTD. v. GOOGLE LLC
Date: January 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1146
Genentech, Inc. v. Hospira, Inc.  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1933

Justia Opinion Summary: Genentech’s patent is directed to methods of purifying antibodies and other proteins containing a CH2/CH3 region from impurities by protein A affinity chromatography. Protein A affinity chromatography is a standard purif...

IN RE: THERMOLIFE INTERNATIONAL LLC [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2189
Personal Audio, LLC v. CBS Corp.  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2256

Justia Opinion Summary: Audio’s patent describes a system for organizing audio files, by subject matter, into “program segments.” ’The system arranges the segments through a “session schedule” and allows a user to navigate through the schedule...

Changzhou Hawd Flooring Co. v. United States  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2335

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Commerce investigated (19 U.S.C. 1673−1673h) dumping of multilayered wood flooring from China and individually investigated the dumping margins of the three largest exporters. Commerce identified “sepa...

Molon Motor & Coil Corp. v. Nidec Motor Corp.  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1071

Justia Opinion Summary: Molon sued Merkle-Korff, for infringement of the 785 patent. Merkle-Korff filed counterclaims relating to Molon’s 915 and 726 patents. Molon unilaterally executed the 2006 Covenant, agreeing not to sue Merkle-Korff for...

KNOWLES v. DVA [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1987
LANDRETH v. US [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2260
CANVS CORPORATION v. SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1190
SORRELLS v. DOJ
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1206
TELESIGN CORPORATION v. TWILIO, INC.
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1312
INFINEUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED v. AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATION
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1322
Hospira, Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC  
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1329

Justia Opinion Summary: Farmos developed and patented Dexmedetomidine, a compound that is effective as a sedative, in the 1980s, and conducted human studies using intravenous administration of 20 µg/mL dexmedetomidine hydrochloride. Farmos aban...

BESTWAY (USA), INC. v. INTEX MARKETING LTD.
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1373
IRIDESCENT NETWORKS, INC. v. RPX CORP.
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1386
COASTAL INDUSTRIES, INC. v. SHOWER ENCLOSURES AMERICA, INC
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1431
ABBVIE BIOTECHNOLOGY, LTD. v. US
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2304
SUNPREME INC. v. US [ORDER - PRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1116
Amgen Inc. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2414

Justia Opinion Summary: Amgen holds an approved New Drug Application for Sensipar®, a formulation of cinacalcet hydrochloride used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in adult patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis and to t...

BOBERG v. WILKIE
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1161
Shealey v. Wilkie  
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1057

Justia Opinion Summary: Shealey served on active duty in Vietnam. He sought service connection for a cervical spine disability and major depressive disorder. The Board of Veterans’ Appeals held that Shealey was dishonorably discharged. Before S...

HOLLAND v. MSPB [OPINION - NONPRECEDENTIAL]
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1388
Kreizenbbeck v. Secretary of Health and Human Services  
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1423

Justia Opinion Summary: The Kreizenbecks sought compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa-1–34, alleging that vaccinations administered to their son aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder and caused him to suf...