July 12, 2013

Federal Circuit Decisions for Week Ending June 28, 2013

Commil USA, LLC, v. Cisco Systems, Inc., No. 2012-1042 (June 25, 2013) (precedential) (2-1) Patent No. 6,430,395

Key points:

  • Evidence of a good-faith belief of a patent’s invalidity is admissible to negate the requisite intent for induced infringement
  • A finding of induced infringement cannot be based on mere negligence

Wyeth and Cordis Co. v. Abbott Laboratories, Nos. 2012-1223,-1224 (June 26, 2013) (precedential) (3-0) Patent No. 5,516,781, 5,563,146

Key point:

  • The specification does not enable one of ordinary skill in the art to practice the asserted claims without undue experimentation where tens of thousands of candidate compounds would need to be individually synthesized and screened

Rambus, Inc. v. Rea, No. 2012-1298 (June 28, 2013)  (non-precedential) (2-1) Patent No. 7,287,109

Key point:

  • Reference teaching a memory controller which directs memory to a register for delay values does not anticipate claimed memory controller which sends delay information to the memory directly

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