June 21, 2018

Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 8, 2018

PGS Geophysical AS v. Andrei Iancu, Case Nos. 2016-2470, 2016-2472, 2016-2474 (June 7, 2018) (precedential) (3-0) Patent No. 6,906,981

Key point(s):

  • Despite the fact that the IPR was instituted on only some claims, the decision was final and reviewable by the Federal Circuit
  • Motivation to combine references can come from the knowledge of those skilled in the art, the prior art reference itself, or the nature of the problem to be solved.

Huang v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Case Nos. 2017-1505, 2017-1767, 2017-1893, 2017-2092, 2017-2229 (June 8, 2018) (nonprecedential) Patent Nos. 6,744,653, 6,999,331, and RE45259

Key point(s):

  • When a plaintiff fails to present any evidence of infringement, summary judgment and an award of attorney’s fees are proper.

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