Full Calendar Year 2010 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 a decision on 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: 17 [1833; 1835(2); 1842; 1854; 1874(2); 1780(2); 1912; 1914; 2035(2); 1969; 2028; 2250; 2094]

6 bench trials
1 jury trial
2 JMOL
8 summary judgments

I: 8 [1780; 1797] [1908(2)] [2019(2); 2049; 2032]

6 appellate affirmances
1 jury trial
1 summary judgment

02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent
P: 19 [1784; 1795] [1899; 1897(2); 1949] [2077; 1993; 1971; 1973; 1985] [2161; 2141; 2094; 2147(3)); 2150]

4 appellate affirmances
2 bench trials
1 jury trial
12 summary judgments

I: 12 [1886] [1888(2); 1957; 1929; 1931] [1981; 1982; 1985] [2168; 2169; 2147; 2001]

6 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
5 summary judgments

03 102(b) -- public use
P: 4 [1794; 1853] [2160; 2094] 2 appellate affirmances
2 summary judgments
I: 4 [1905] [2069] [2083; 2084] 2 appellate affirmances
2 summary judgments
04 102(b) -- on sale
P: 10 [1786; 1791; 1835(2)] [1989(2); 1993; 1971(2)] [2094]

2 appellate affirmances
2 bench trials
3 jury trials
3 summary judgments

I: 8 [1785; 1783(2)] [1945] [2069; 2082] [2085; 2164] 5 appellate affirmances
3 summary judgments
05 102(c) -- abandonment
P:  
I:  
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patenting
P:  
I:  
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another
P: 8 [1816(3); 1835] [1912] [2047] [2084(2)] 2 appellate affirmances
1 bench trial
5 summary judgments
I: 3 [2031; 2047; 2072] 3 summary judgments
08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship
P: 3 [1835; 1833; 1853] 1 JMOL
2 summary judgments
I: 2 [2047] [2136] 1 jury trial
1 summary judgment
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty)
P: 2 [2050] [2139] 1 appellate reversal
1 summary judgment
I: 1 [2143] 1 summary judgment
10 103 -- obviousness
P: 48 [1779; 1781; 1835(4); 1847; 1859; 1874(2); 1875; 1842; 1792] [1908(4); 1911; 1893; 1899; 1914; 1895] [2004; 2006(4); 2005; 1968; 2053; 1989(2); 1993; 2049; 2055; 2001; 2026] [2140; 2096; 2120; 2141; 2136; 2094; 2114(4); 2146] 14 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
14 bench trials
7 jury trials
1 JMOL
11 summary judgments
I: 35 [1790; 1793(2); 1798; 1802; 1876; 1787] [1891(2); 1908(2); 1957; 1958; 1902; 1913; 1898; 1922] [2012; 2035(2); 2049(2) 2022(3)] [2157; 2168; 2169; 2136; 2114(2); 2108(3); 1923]

15 appellate affirmances
7 appellate reversals
4 bench trials
3 jury trials
1 JMOL
5 summary judgments

11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description
P: 13 [1816; 1833; 1842; 1854; 1792] [1914; 1895; 1927] [2005] [2094; 2147(2); 2107; 2056] 1 appellate affirmance
2 appellate reversals
1 jury trial
2 JMOL
7 summary judgments
I: 10 [1783; 1857(4)] [1913] [2062(2)] [2107] 4 appellate affirmances
1 bench trial
5 summary judgments
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement
P: 14 [1842; 1874(2)] [1902; 1914; 1895; 1941] [2006(4); 1971; 2050] [2094] 1 appellate affirmance
3 banch trials
1 jury trial
1 JMOL
8 summary judgments
I: 9 [1857(3)] [1938] [2062(2)] [2151; 2112; 2147] 7 bench trials
1 jury trial
1 JMOL
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode
P: 7 [1941] [1968; 1993; 1970; 1978] [2094; 2147] 2 jury trials
5 summary judgments
I: 4 [1851(2); 1788(2)] 2 ITC
2 summary judgments
14 112 -- claim indefinite
P: 23 [1791; 1792; 1835; 1857(4); 1861; 1780(3)] [1911; 1914; 1923] [2007; 2024; 1969; 1984; 2059] [2084(2); 2094; 2113] 7 appellate affirmances
3 appellate reversals
1 bench trial
1 jury trial
11 summary judgments
I: 19 [1788; 1839; 1851] [1934; 1955] [2076; 2092; 2035; 1969; 1970; 1972; 1998; 2026; 2056] [2095; 2096; 2166(2); 2147] 8 appellate affirmances
1 bench trial
10 summary judgments
15 Double patenting
P: 7 [1816(2)] [2006; 2035(2)] [2096; 2120] 1 appellate affirmance
4 bench trials
2 summary judgments
I: 1 [2021] 1 appellate affirnmance
16 Improper broadening
P: 1 [1893] 1 bench trial
I: 2 [1919] [1979] 2 summary judgments
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct
P: 51 [1793(2); 1794; 1813; 1814; 1864] [1891(2); 1931; 1936; 2893; 1902; 1913; 1937; 1914; 1907(2); 1942] [1968; 2043; 2057; 2070; 1967; 1970(5); 1983; 1993. 2029; 2045; 2016] [2121; 2122; 2090(2); 2096; 2120; 2128; 2094; 2102; 2103(3); 2110; 2113(2); 2083(2); 2109] 9 appellate affirmances
4 appellate reversals
14 bench trials
24 summary judgments
I: 14 [1797; 1847; 1856; 1860(3); 1788] [1932; 1956; 1889; 1916] [2035(2)] [2121]

5 appellate affirmances
7 bench trials
1 ITC
1 summary judgment

18 Misuse
P: 6 [1813] [1895; 1942] [2057; 2009] [2134]  1 appellate reversal
1 bench trial
4 summary judgments
I:  
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches
P: 7[1911; 1941; 1949] [1989(2)] [2087; 2109] 1 appellate reversal
1 bench trial
5 summary judgments
I: 3 [1862] [2127] [1917] 3 summary judgments
20 Equitable estoppel
P: 5 [1853] [1941; 1949] [2077] [2134] 1 appellate affirmance
4 summary judgments
I: 1 [1797] 1 appellate affirmance
21 Limitations
   
   
22 Failure to mark
P: 1 [2007] 1 appellate affirmance
I: 7 [1985(6); 1999] 7 summary judgments
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement
P: 76 [1786; 1789; 1795; 1885; 1801(2); 1818; 1827; 1835(4); 1854; 1874; 1876; 1877] [1911(2); 1909(2); 1893; 1902; 1940; 1914; 1948; 1949; 1953] [2010(2); 2035(2); 2053; 1968; 1993; 1995(9); 2049; 1985(4); 1986; 1992; 2001; 2038; 2054; 2059] [2137(5); 2140; 2161; 2139; 2084(2); 2120; 2128; 2141; 2136; 2094; 2117(4); 2147] 19 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
15 jury trials
14 bench trials
27 summary judgments
I: 175 [1780; 1791; 1795; 1797(3); 1799; 1800; 1882(2); 1884; 1802; 1805; 1806; 1807; 1820; 1821(2); 1822; 1824; 1825(2); 1827; 1828; 1829; 1830; 1832; 1833(3); 1834; 1836(2); 1840; 1842; 1843(2); 1844; 1845; 1848; 1866(5); 1868; 1869; 1873(2); 1881; 1782] [1959; 1890; 1910; 1935; 1954; 1961; 2894; 1897; 1906; 1927(2); 1929; 1938; 1939; 1944(2); 1887; 1933] [2015(2); 2002; 2003; 2007(2); 2008; 2014(2); 2016; 2017(2); 2018; 2023; 2024; 2075; 2078; 2079; 2081(2); 2011(2); 2035; 2041(2); 1968; 1964(2); 1965; 1969(2); 1970(5); 1971; 1972; 1974(2) 1975; 1976(2); `977; `985(2); 1996; 2025; 2026; 2034; 2036; 2044; 2056; 2059(3); 2062(2); 2063; 2020; 2005; 2010(3)] [2083(2); 2084; 2085(3); 2086(2); 2139; 2140(2); 2164; 2141; 2136; 2092; 2093; 2095; 2099(3); 2100(2); 2113(2); 2116(2); 2124; 2126(2); 2129(2); 2132(2); 2147(4); 2149; 2137(3)] 51 appellate affirmances
11 appellate reversals
4 bench trials
6 jury trials
2 JMOL
101 summary judgments
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement
P: 9 [1801(2); 1827] [2007(2); 1968; 2049(2)] [2132] 2 appellate affirmances
1 bench trial
4 jury trials
2 summary judgments
I: 58 [1791; 1800; 1805; 1812; 1821(2); 1822; 1824; 1827; 1828; 1829; 1830; 1834; 1836(2); 1848; 1855; 1866(5); 1867; 1881(2); 1782] [1910; 1954; 1925; 1926; 1927(2); 1938; 1939] [1964(2); 1965; 1996; 1999; 2025; 2026; 2027; 2034; 2005] [2148; 2086; 2154; 2142; 2093; 2095; 2101; 2116(2); 2119; 2129(2); 2132(2)] 7 appellate affirmances
2 appellate reversals
1 bench trial
2 JMOL
46 summary judgments
25 Inducing infringement
P: 13 [1786; 1796; 1835(4)] [1940] [1993; 1966; 1980; 2054] [2049(2)] 2 appellate affirmances
5 bench trials
3 jury trials
3 summary judgments
I: 16 [1804; 1868] [1963] [2003; 2008; 2040; 2041(2); 2049(3); 1971; 1974(2) 2063] [2106] 4 appellate affirmances
4 bench trials
3 jury trials
5 summary judgments
26 Contributory infringement
P: 9 [1786; 1819(3)] [1993; 2049(2); 1996] [2084] 2 appellate affirmances
3 jury trials
4 summary judgments
I: 13 [1868] [2008; 2003; 2040; 2041(2); 2049; 1987(5); 2028] 2 appellate affirmances
4 bench trials
6 summary judgments
27 Selling or importing product of patented process
P: 1 [2049] 1 jury trial
I: 1 [1804] 1 summary judgment
28 Shipping abroad 271(f)
P: 1 [2077] 1 jury trial
I: 2 [2049; 2063] 1 bench trial
1 summary judgment
29 License defense
P:  
I:  
30 Exhaustion defense
P: 1 [2042] 1 bench trial
I:  
31 Exemption under 271(e)
P:  
I:  
32 Exemption for other experiments
P:  
I:  
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits issues
P: 7 [1827] [2007; 1968; 1997] [2077; 2078; 1943] 3 appellate affirmances
1 bench trial
2 jury trials
1 summary judgment
I: 3 [2075; 1971; 2005] 1 appellate affirmance
1 appellate reversal
1 summary judgment
34 Reasonable royalty issues
P: 10 [1900(3)] [2067; 1989(2); 1993; 2045] [2137; 2118] 1 appellate affirmance
5 bench trials
4 jury trials
I: 1 [1808] 1 summary judgment
35 Split bases
P:  
I: 1 [2131] 1 bench trial
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness
P: 10   [1852; 1877] [1943; 1951; 1937] [2077; 2058; 1997] [2140; 2148] 2 appellate affirmances
4 bench trials
2 jury trials
2 summary judgments
I: 20 [1791; 1827; 1838; 1853; 1868] [1900(3); 1904(2); 1942; 1949] [2013; 2067; 1971; 1972; 2005] [2128; 2092] [1914]

2 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
6 bench trials
2 JMOL
9summary judgments

37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness
P: 19 [1817; 1852; 1870; 1878] [1915; 1937; 1943] [2064; 1995(9); 1997] [2140] 1 appellate affirmance
8 bench trials
10 summary judgments
I: 8 [1863; 1881] [1914; 1904(2); 1953] [2007; 2067]  1 appellate affirmance
4 bench trials
3 summary judgments
38 Attorney fees to patentee
P: 22 [1826; 1815; 1837; 1858; 1870; 1878] [1900(3); 1915; 1937] [1995(9); 2066; 1997] 1 appellate affirmance
10 bench trials
11 summary judgments
I: 17 [1823; 1852; 1863; 1871; 1872; 1881] [1896; 1913; 1914] [2067; 2073; 1991; 1993; 1994] [2115; 2128; 2094] 13 bench trials
11 summary judgments
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer
P: 26 [1883; 1846; 1872; 1879] [1921; 1950; 1952; 1962] [2080; 2030; 2033; 2048; 2052; 2064; 2071; 2065; 1988; 1990] [2152; 2153; 2089; 2122; 2125; 2133; 2104; 2083] 5 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
17 bench trials
3 summary judgments
I: 14 [1803; 1831; 1841; 1850; 1860; 1880] [1932; 1956; 1946] [2082; 2039] [2088; 2111; 2130] 3 appellate affirmances
10 bench trials
1 JMOL
40 Preliminary injunction ruling
P: 9 [1810; 1823] [1901; 1928; 1947] [2138; 2098; 2123; 2144] 1 appellate affirmance
9 bench trials
I: 28 [1809; 1811; 1849; 1865; 1892] [1903; 1918; 1920; 1924; 1930(2); 1960] [2000; 2037; 2046(2); 2048; 2051; 2061; 2068; 2074] [2134; 2091; 2097; 2105; 2121; 2135; 2145] 2 appellate affirmances
25 bench trials