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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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CAFC finds that CD Cal failed to provide a “full and fair opportunity to ventilate the issues.”

The opinion beginsDefendant Zinus, Inc., appeals from a summaryjudgment entered in favor of plaintiff Cap Export, LLC,and third-party defendants Abraham Amouyal and4Moda Corp. (collectively, “Cap Export”) by the UnitedStates District Court for the Central District of California.The district court ordered … Continue reading

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CAFC addresses immoral/scandalous marks in Brunetti; 2(a) bar found unconstitutional

From the opening:Erik Brunetti appeals from the decision of the TrademarkTrial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirming theexamining attorney’s refusal to register the mark FUCTbecause it comprises immoral or scandalous matter under15 U.S.C. § 1052(a) (“§ 2(a)”). We hold substantial evidencesupports … Continue reading

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