October 14, 2016

Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending September 2, 2016

Veritas Technologies LLC, v. Veeam Software Corporation, Case No. 2015-1894 (August 30, 2016) (precedential) (3-0) Patent No. 7,024,527

Key point:

  • It is not necessary in a motion to amend for inter partes review to discuss whether newly added features are separately known in the art.

In Re: Natural Alternatives, LLC, Case No. 2015-1911 (August 31, 2016) (non-precedential) Patent No. 6,080,330

Key point:

  • A teaching of a similar manufacturing process in the prior art is not sufficient to negate a material difference between a product produced from the prior art process and the claimed product.

Vocaltag Ltd., SCR Engineers Ltd., v. Agis Automatisering B.V., Case No. 2015-1804 (September 1, 2016) (non-precedential) Patent Nos. 7,350,481; 7,878,149

Key point:

  • Evidence that an accused device performs the same function as a means-plus-function limitation is not sufficient to show infringement of the means-plus-function limitation.
  • The algorithm that provides structure for a means-plus-function limitation does not have to be made explicit in the drawings of the specification.

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