1Q 2013 Report

P =Patent owner prevailed on the issue
I =Accused infringer prevailed on the issue

[Bracketed numerals following the number of decisions identify the supporting cases as they appear in the Cumulative Case List. Parentheses following a case number indicate that the case involved decision of that issue for more than one patent.]

                                               Cumulative Case List

 

Issue Code Description Results
  Validity decisions  
01 102(a) -- earlier public knowledge or publication P: 4 [2928(4)]
I: 2 [2923; 2937]
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P: 5 [2969(4); 2985]
I: 3 [2918(2); 2930]

03 102(b) -- public use P:  1 [2958]
I: 1 [3006]
04 102(b) -- on sale P:
I:
05 102(c) -- abandonment P:
I:  
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patenting P:
I:
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another P:
I:
08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship P: 2 [3016; 2948]
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P:
I: 3 [2989(3)]
10 103 -- obviousness P: 18 [3011; 3014; 3009; 2948; 2975; 2978(7); 2962; 2969; 2985; 2989(3)]
I: 14 [3019; 3005; 3021; 2938; 2922(2); 2923; 2918(2); 2925; 2930; 2977(3)]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P: 3 [3014; 3009; 2948]
I: 3 [2922(2); 2998]
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P: 3 [3009; 2972(2)] 
I: 2 [2922(2)]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode P:  3 [2964(3)]
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P: 14 [3009; 2993; 2996(3); 2949; 2992(2); 2998; 2990(4); 2981]
I: 8 [2973; 2950; 2940(3); 2936; 2976; 2982]
15 Double patenting P:
I:
16 Improper broadening P: 3 [3009; 2993(2)]
I: 1 [2999]
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct P: 4 [3016; 2938; 2960; 2947]
I: 1 [2941]
18 Misuse P  
I:
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches P: 
I:
20 Equitable estoppel P:  
I: 1 [2970]
21 Limitations P:
I:
22 Failure to mark P:
I:
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement P: 26 [2975; 2981; 2969(5); 3011; 3014; 2989(3); 2928(4); 2986; 2951; 2939; 2924(2); 2980; 2974; 2971; 2967; 2970]
I: 67 [2972(2); 3019; 2973(2); 2974(2); 2968(2); 2965(2); 2971(2); 2970; 2979; 3006; 2970(2); 3007; 3013(2); 3015; 3010; 3018; 3008; 3020; 2923; 2960(4); 2935(2); 2919(2); 2955; 2929; 2932; 2956; 2957(5); 3001(2); 2931; 2994; 2918(2); 2996; 2997; 2930; 2933(2); 2947; 2946; 2943; 2987(4); 2961; 2954; 2981; 2966; 2945]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 2 (2971(2)]
I: 11 [3020; 2998(2); 2931; 2933(2); 2947; 2946; 2943; 2942; 2961]
25 Inducing infringement P: 8 [2969; 2928(4); 2952; 2951; 2980]
I: 7 [3015; 3013; 2923; 2919(2); 2920(2)]
26 Contributory infringement P: 2 [2951; 2980]
I: 3 [3013; 2919(2)]
27 Selling or importing product of patented process P:
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) P:
I:
29 License defense P: 4 [2991(30; 2995]
I: 1 [3010]
30 Exhaustion defense P:  1 [2995]
I: 1 [2956]
31 Exemption under 271(e) P: 2 [2959(2)]
I:
32 Exemption for other experiments P:
I:
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits P: 6 [2969(5); 3012]
I: 1 [2921]
34 Reasonable royalty P: 6 [3014; 3004; 2989(3); 2928]
I:
35 Split bases P:
I: 1 [2962]
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness P:  1 [3012]
I: 7 [2981(2); 3003; 2989(3); 2947]
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P: 6 [2969(5); 3012]
I:  
38 Attorney fees to patentee P: 1 [2988]
I: 3 [2966; 2927; 2928]
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P: 5 [3017; 2983; 3002; 2953(2)]
I: 6 [2984(2); 2926(2); 2944; 2934]
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P: 1 [3000]
I: 3 [2989(3)]