August 11, 2014

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending July 25, 2014

ePlus, Inc. v. Lawson Software, Inc., No. 2013-1506, -1587 (July 25, 2014) (precedential, 2-1) Patent Nos. 6,505,171 and 6,023,683

Key point(s):

  • An injunction should be set aside when the PTO cancels the underlying patent claims.
  • An infringer challenging an injunction is not liable for civil contempt for violating the injunction when the claims are subsequently cancelled where the violations occur before the claims are cancelled and before final judgment on the challenge to the injunction.

In Re Ronald S. Karpf, No. 2014-1035 (July 25, 2014) (non-precedential) Patent Application Serial No. 11/645,067

Key point(s):

  • Claim rejections must be supported by substantial evidence.

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