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GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holding, LLC

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Vacated and remanded the Patent Board's prior ruling against plaintiff which had filed suit to challenge the defendant’s proposed patent. In vacating...
07/27/2018 17-1894

Nantkwest, Inc. v IANCU

United States Federal Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Patent
Affirmed the trial court's decision which had denied Plaintiff's challenge to the Patent Board’s denial of its patent. The government sought to...
07/27/2018 16-1794

Alta Wind v. US

United States Federal Circuit
Remedies, Government Law, Environmental Law
Vacated and remanded the trial court's ruling for plaintiff which had sued the US for additional grant money for alternative energy projects under the...
07/27/2018 17-1410

Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Held that a patent claim relating to light-emitting diodes was invalid because it did not meet the enablement requirement. After a jury found that the...
07/25/2018 16-2576

ZUP, LLC v. Nash Manufacturing, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Affirmed that a patent for a water recreational board was invalid as obvious. On appeal, the patent holder argued that its invention of a...
07/25/2018 17-1601

Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Affirmed that certain computer-related patent claims were not directed to patent-eligible subject matter. In this patent infringement case, the...
07/20/2018 16-2502

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Drugs & Biotech, Patent, Indian Law, Intellectual Property
Affirmed that tribal sovereign immunity could not be asserted in a patent proceeding. A pharmaceutical company involved in a dispute over an eye...
07/20/2018 18-1638

Horvath v. US

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Reversed the dismissal of overtime compensation claims brought by a special agent of the U.S. Secret Service. In a class action complaint, the...
07/20/2018 17-1801

Shell Oil Co. v. US

United States Federal Circuit
Government Contracts, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Affirmed that the U.S. government had breached certain World War II-era contracts with several oil companies. In this long-running litigation, the oil...
07/18/2018 17-1695

Blackbird Tech LLC v. ELB Electronics Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Vacated a patent noninfringement judgment based on an erroneous construction of the patent's language. The sole issue on appeal concerned a patent...
07/16/2018 17-1703