USA - August 31 2011 Affirming the district court’s finding that plaintiff, Eon-Net’s, infringement claims were objectively baseless and made in bad faith, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld sanctions totaling over $600,000 against Eon-Net and its attorneys.
USA - May 28 2011 Affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment of invalidity, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a common-sense variation of known technology is unpatentable.
USA - April 29 2011 In affirming-in-part grants of summary judgment on non-infringement by two separate district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reiterated the role of a district court in claim construction is to give meaning to the limitations actually contained in the claims, “not to redefine claim recitations or to read limitations into the claims”.
USA - January 31 2011 In reversing a district court ruling finding a case “exceptional” and awarding fees to a successful defendant, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that infringement action was not objectively baseless and, thus, not “exceptional” under 35 U.S.C. §285.
USA - November 30 2010 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in a 6-2-1 en banc ruling, held that 35 U.S.C. §145 imposes no special limitation on a patent applicant’s right to introduce new evidence in a civil action against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).