Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending December 6, 2019
Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation & Research v. Donghee Am., Inc., No. 2018-2087 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 3, 2019) (Precedential) (2-1), Patent Nos. 6,814,921 and 6,866,812
- Advantages of an invention touted by the specification may be used to limit the doctrineof equivalents (DOE) where the accused product is inconsistent with the advantages.
TCL Commun. Tech. Holdings Ltd. v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nos. 2018-1363, 2018-1732, 2018-1380, 2018-1382 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2019) (Precedential) (3-0)
- If the substance of relief is legal in nature, then a party has a right to a jury trial under the 7th Amendment for determination of that relief, even if the relief is provided by equitable means, such as an injunction.