July 12, 2016

Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 24, 2016

Immersion Corporation vs. HTC Corporation, June 21, 2016, 2015-1574 (precedential, 3-0); Pat. Nos. 7,982,720; 8,031,181; 8,059,105

Key point(s):

  • A later-filed patent application (e.g., continuation application) can claim benefit of an earlier-filed application when the later application is filed on the day of the earlier application’s issuance.

Oakville Hills Cellar, Inc. v. Georgallis Holdings, LLC, June 24, 2016, 2016-1103 (precedential)

Key point(s):

  • Likelihood of confusion is a question of law based on underlying findings of fact.
  • While a likelihood of confusion analysis considers all DuPont factors for which there is record evidence, it may focus on dispositive factors, such as similarity of the marks and relatedness of the goods.

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Chad Dougherty