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Nobel Biocare Services AG v. Instradent USA, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
A company appealed from the determination in an inter partes review that certain claims of its patent directed to dental implants were unpatentable....
09/13/2018 17-2256

ParkerVision, Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Affirmed that some, but not all, claims in a telecommunications patent were unpatentable as obvious. Finding no error, the Federal Circuit affirmed...
09/13/2018 17-2012

Orexo AB v. Actavis Elizabeth LLC

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Reversed a judgment that a patent for a pharmaceutical product was invalid on the ground of obviousness. The Federal Circuit concluded that...
09/10/2018 17-1333

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Affirmed that a pharmaceutical company's patent claims in a multiple sclerosis drug were invalid for obviousness. Several competitors seeking to...
09/10/2018 17-2078

University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Patent, Intellectual Property, Drugs & Biotech
Affirmed a judgment of no interference-in-fact in a patent case involving the CRISPR-Cas9 system for the targeted cutting of DNA molecules. The...
09/10/2018 17-1907

Miller v. Office of Personnel Management

United States Federal Circuit
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the federal government did not properly calculate the retirement annuity of a retired federal employee. The retiree, who had served in both...
09/10/2018 17-1792

IXI IP, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Affirmed that certain patent claims relating to a wireless networking device were invalid as obvious. The Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial...
09/10/2018 17-1665

In re: Detroit Athletic Co.

United States Federal Circuit
Trademark, Intellectual Property
Affirmed the refusal to register the trademark DETROIT ATHLETIC CO. for sports apparel retail services because it was likely to be confused with...
09/10/2018 17-2361

Worlds Inc. v. Bungie, Inc.

United States Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property, Patent
Vacated Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions invalidating three patents relating to videogame software. The patentee contended that the petitions...
09/07/2018 17-1481

Gordon v. US

United States Federal Circuit
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that two female physicians working at Veterans Administration healthcare facilities failed to establish a prima facie case of an Equal Pay Act...
09/07/2018 17-1845