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Hearing Components, Inc. v. Shure, Inc

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2010

Not all terms of degree are indefinite; a means-plus-function claim is infringed when the accused device includes a relevant structure that performs the same function in a substantially similar way, resulting in structural equivalency

A patent’s preamble limits the invention only if it recites essential structure or steps, or is necessary to give life, meaning, and vitality to the claim

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

The patent-in-suit related to technology intended to decrease the time needed to decode digital television transmissions

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company, No. 2009-1403, -1491 (Fed. Cir. June 23, 2010)

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2010

A method claim is directly infringed only if each step of the claimed method is performed

One system that accomplishes a function mechanically and another system that accomplishes the same function using magnetic force function in fundamentally different ways for purposes of determining infringement

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2010

The accused infringers appealed from a final determination of the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) that certain of their ground fault circuit interrupters (“GFCIs”) infringed various patents and that those patents were not invalid

Content solutions, such as sports trading cards, are significantly limited by theme and physical confines, meaning that the finite number of available solutions are predictable

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2010

On summary judgment, a district court found invalid as obvious two patents covering pieces of sports memorabilia items attached to trading cards

Pressure Products Medical Supplies, Inc. v. Greatbatch Ltd

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2010

In the construction of a means-plus-function claim element under 35 USC 112, 6, the concept of incorporation by reference is insufficient to include a structure in a prior art reference as a corresponding structure

Resqnet.com, Inc. v. Lansa, Inc

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2010

District courts performing reasonable royalty calculations must exercise vigilance when considering past licenses to technologies other than the patent in suit

Trading Technologies, Int’l, Inc. v. eSpeed, Inc., 2008-1392, -1393, -1422 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 25, 2010)

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2010

For the "all elements" rule of the doctrine of equivalents, claim vitiation applies when there is a clear, substantial difference or a difference in kind, as opposed to a subtle difference in degree

The secondary considerations of non-obviousness of commercial success, failure of others, and industry praise must be linked to the claimed invention, not pre-existing market share

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2010

Patentee sued for infringement of a patent for a “bundle breaker” used for breaking multiple, uneven bundles of corrugated board

A patentee does not surrender access to equivalency arguments for amendments involving “merely tangential” limitations that were not grounds for prosecution rejection

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2010

The patentee sued four entitiesa South Korean corporation and its predecessor, along with a U.S. subsidiary and its predecessorfor infringement of six patents related to VCR technology