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CAFC Clarifies SAS Impact on Pending Appeals

CAFC Has Jurisdiction Where SAS Relief Waived The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute has been immediate and far-reaching. As explained last week, the courts have quickly realized the import of this Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) … Continue reading

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The CAFC upholds challenge to Philips patent in LED application area

A use of a light emitting diode in traffic lights was at issue:The ’988 patent describes a circuit arrangement for asignaling light, such as a traffic light, that uses a light emittingdiode (LED), rather than a traditional incandescentlamp, as its … Continue reading

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CAFC addresses "broadest reasonable interpretation" in Power Integrations; PTAB reversed

PTAB was reversed by the CAFC in Power Integrations:Because the board’s anticipation rejectionswere based on an unreasonably broad claim construction,we reverse.Of specifics:We acknowledged that “the board is not generallybound by a prior judicial construction of a claim term” andthat “in … Continue reading

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Snap-on wins claim construction argument at CAFC but still loses appeal

Snap-on challenged patents via IPR, lost, appealed, and then lost at the CAFC:Snap-on Incorporated (Snap-on) appeals from the finalwritten decisions of the Patent Trial and AppealBoard (Board) in the above-captioned inter partes reviewproceedings (IPRs) that found certain claims of three … Continue reading

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Merck loses to Amneal at CAFC in mometasone furoate monohydrate [Nasonex] case

This case, arising on appeal of a decision by Judge Robinson in D. Delaware, is strongly related to a case arising in D. New Jersey, and also appealed to the CAFC [2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83414; Merck Sharp & Dohme … Continue reading

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