IPO Daily NewsTM

A quick read, the IPO Daily NewsTM is three to five concise paragraphs a day. It includes summaries of all patent and trademark opinions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the next day after opinions are issued and wire service stories of other selected IP cases.

Issue Preclusion Barred Reexamination Decision Cancelling Claims as Obvious

*ISSUE PRECLUSION BARRED REEXAMINATION DECISION CANCELING CLAIMS AS OBVIOUS SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corp., 19-1704 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge HUGHES, a split Federal Circuit va[...]

Federal Circuit Upholds Grant of Equitable Intervening Patent Rights

*FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS GRANT OF EQUITABLE INTERVENING PATENT RIGHTS John Bean Techs. Corp. v. Morris & Associates, Inc., 20-1090 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge REYNA, the F[...]

USPTO Erred in Obviousness Analysis

*USPTO ERRED IN OBVIOUSNESS ANALYSIS Canfield Scientific, Inc. v. Melanoscan, LLC, 19-1927 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge NEWMAN, the Federal Circuit overturned a USPTO inter par[...]

House and Senate Judiciary Committees Finalize Subcommittees, Leadership Assignements

HOUSE AND SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES FINALIZE SUBCOMMITTEES, LEADERSHIP ASSIGNMENTS The House and Senate Judiciary Committees have finalized their lists of subcommittees and leadership assignments[...]

Claims That Contained an impossibility Were Indefinite

*CLAIMS THAT CONTAINED AN IMPOSSIBILITY WERE INDEFINITE Synchronoss Techs., Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., 19-2196 -- On Friday in an opinion by Judge REYNA, the Federal Circuit upheld a dist[...]

Motion to Substitute as Successor-In-Interest Granted

*MOTION TO SUBSTITUTE AS SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST GRANTED Mojave Desert Holdings, LLC v. Crocs, Inc., 20-1167 -- Last Thursday in an opinion by Judge DYK, the Federal Circuit granted a m[...]

Claims Invalid Due to Lack of Enablement

*CLAIMS INVALID DUE TO LACK OF ENABLEMENT Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, 20-1074 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Judge LOURIE, the Federal Circuit upheld a district court’s ruling that Amgen’s c[...]

Court Correctly Held Patent Claims Invalid as Indefinite

*COURT CORRECTLY HELD PATENT CLAIMS INVALID AS INDEFINITE Infinity Computer Prods. v. Oki Data Americas, Inc., 20-1189 -- Yesterday in an opinion by Chief Judge PROST, the Federal Cir[...]

Claims Relating to Loyalty Program Redemptions Were Patent-Ineligible

*CLAIMS RELATING TO LOYALTY PROGRAM REDEMPTIONS WERE PATENT-INELIGIBLE cxLoyalty, Inc. v. Maritz Holdings Inc., 20-1307—On Monday in an opinion by Judge PROST, the Federal Circuit uph[...]

USPTO Properly Denied Patent Term Adjustment Where No PTAB Decision Issued in Applicant’s Appeals Because Examiner Reopened Prosecution

*USPTO PROPERLY DENIED PATENT TERM ADJUSTMENT WHERE NO PTAB DECISION ISSUED IN APPLICANT’S APPEALS BECAUSE EXAMINER REOPENED PROSECUTION Chudik v. Hirshfeld, 20-1833 -- Yesterday in a[...]