Top 10 Patent Cases for the Month of June 2012

Top 10 Patent Cases for the Month of June 2012

1. In re Mouttet, 2011-1451, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13067, June 26, 2012, Decided [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

OVERVIEW:  Rejection of patent claims directed to a computing device for math processes was supported by substantial evidence because, based on disclosures in prior patents, the claimed invention would have been obvious to one having ordinary skill in the art, and therefore was unpatentable under 35 U.S.C.S. § 103(a).

CORE TERMS:  crossbar, array, optical, electrical, arithmetic, wire, invention, teach, circuitry, input ...

 

2. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. v. Cadbury Adams United States Llc, 2011-1140,-1150, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 12834, June 22, 2012, Decided [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

CORE TERMS:  menthol, cooling, chewing gum, invention, prior art, obviousness, composition, carboxamide, patent, disclose ...

 

3. Toshiba Corp. v. Imation Corp., 2011-1204, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 11807, June 11, 2012, Decided [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

OVERVIEW:  District court's determination of non-infringement as to a contributory claim was affirmed, but infringement the patentee successfully appealed the ruling that there was a substantial non-infringing use of its optical disc technology, and a substantially induced infringing use under 35 U.S.C.S. § 271(b) was attributable to the alleged infringers.

CORE TERMS:  recording, plane, identifying information, medium, user, infringement, specification, infringing, identifier, summary judgment ...

 

4. R+L Carriers, Inc. v. DriverTech LLC (In re Bill of Lading Transmission & Processing Sys. Patent Litig.), 2010-1493, 2010-1494, 2010-1495, 2010-1496, 2011-1101, 2011-1102, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 11519, June 7, 2012, Decided [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

OVERVIEW:  Where district court failed to failing to draw all reasonable inferences in favor of the patentee, as the party not moving for dismissal for failure to state a claim, it erred in finding that claims for induced infringement under 35 U.S.C.S. § 271(b), were not plausible on their face.

CORE TERMS:  infringement, patent, customer's, contributory, patented, indirect, non-infringing, truck, patent infringement, scanning ...

 

5. Holmer v. Harari, 2011-1276, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 11520, June 7, 2012, Decided [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

OVERVIEW:  Court addressed whether reasonable examiner standard applied for determining if intermediary '838 and '768 applications sufficiently incorporated '579 application by reference such that they satisfied 35 U.S.C.S. § 120's continuity requirements. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences should have applied person of ordinary skill standard.

CORE TERMS:  incorporation, patent, filing date, examiner, skill, continuity, disclosure, chain, intervening, inventor ...

 

6. Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Case No.: 12-CV-00630-LHK, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE DIVISION, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90979, June 29, 2012, Decided, July 1, 2012, Filed [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

CORE TERMS:  user, heuristic, nexus, module, reply, algorithm, string, patent, unlock, infringement ...

 

7. Fractus v. Samsung Elecs. Co., CASE NO. 6:09-CV-203, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, TYLER DIVISION, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90284, June 28, 2012, Decided, June 28, 2012, Filed [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

CORE TERMS:  antenna, patent, phone, polygon, cell, infringement, fractal, multilevel, royalty, patents-in-suit ...

 

8. Carotek, Inc. v. Kobayashi Ventures V.. Event Capturing Sys., 07 Civ. 11163 (NRB),08 Civ. 5706 (NRB), UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90105, June 27, 2012, Decided, June 28, 2012, Filed [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

CORE TERMS:  patent, customer, specification, clip, certificate, correction, infringement, invention, software, summary judgment ...

 

9. Westerngeco L.L.C. v. ION Geophysical Corp., CASE NO. 4:09-CV-1827, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS, HOUSTON DIVISION, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88252, June 26, 2012, Decided, June 26, 2012, Filed [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

CORE TERMS:  streamer, patent's, infringement, positioning, summary judgment, array, invention, control system, specification, lateral ...

 

10. Teva Pharms. United States v. Sandoz, Inc., 08 Civ. 7611 (BSJ) (AJP),09 Civ. 8824 (BSJ) (AJP), UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91022, June 22, 2012, Decided, June 29, 2012, Filed [enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers]

CORE TERMS:  molecular weight, copolymer-1, molar, skill, patent, fraction, calibration, batch, patents-in-suit, daltons ...

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