Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending January 11, 2019
WesternGeco L.L.C. v. ION Geophysical Corp., No. 2013-1527, 2014-1121, 2014-1526, and 2014-1528 (1/11/2019) (precedential, 3-0) Patent No. 7,293,520
- Aspects of a damages award may be final/unappealable even when other aspects remain pending/appealable
AC Technologies S.A. v. Amazon.com, Inc., No. 2018-1433 (1/9/2019) (precedential, 3-0) Patent No. 7,904,680
- Due process is not violated where the patentee had additional opportunities to challenge a ground of unpatentability, even if no additional hearing was held on that ground.
Amerigen Pharmaceuticals v. UCB Pharma GMBH., No. 2017-2596 (1/11/2019) (precedential, 3-0) Patent No. 6,858,650
- Listing a patent in the Orange Book may create a cognizable injury to a competitor sufficient to provide standing independent of the prospect of infringement liability under the Hatch-Waxman act.
Realtime Data, LLC v. Iancu., No. 2018-1154 (1/10/2019) (precedential, 3-0) Patent No. 6,597,812
- In the context of a claim construction, “comprising” does not mean that the claim can be read to require additional unstated elements, only that adding other elements to the device or method is not incompatible with the claim.