Full Calendar Year 2012 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.]

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Issue Code Description Results
  Validity decisions  
01 102(a) -- earlier public knowledge or publication
P: 8 [2632; 2619] [2716(3); 2743; 2745] [2882] 3 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
1 judgment on jury verdict
3 summary judgments
I: 5 [2764; 2813] [2842; 2843; 2899] 1 appellate affirmance;
1 appellate reversal;
2 judgments on jury verdicts;
1 summary judgment
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent
P: 17 [2556(2); 2558(2); 2580; 2883] [ 2659] [2735; 2829; 2722] [2912; 2853; 2869; 2870; 2882; 2887(2)] 3 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
1 judgment on bench trial
1 judgment on jury verdict
2 JMOLs
9 summary judgments
I: 17 [2600; 2604; 2609; 2556] [2710] [2735; 2738; 2748; 2795; 2805; 2806; 2816] [2905; 2907; 2916; 2865; 2882] 9 appellate affirmances
1 judgment on jury verdict
7 summary judgments
03 102(b) -- public use
P:  3 [2661(2)] [2879] 1 judgment on jury verdict
2 judgments on bench trial
I: 13 [2551(5); 2567] [2626] [2770(5)] [2860] 1 appellate affirmance
12 summary judgments
04 102(b) -- on sale
P: 2 [2558] [2750] 2 summary judgments
I: 7 [2626] [2831; 2836; 2779] [2913; 2862; 2865] 4 appellate affirmances
3 summary judgments
05 102(c) -- abandonment
   
   
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patenting
   
   
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another
P: 2 [2807] [2855] 1 appellate affirmance
1 judgment on bench trial
I: 4 [2587] [2625; 2635] [2882]

1 appellate affirmance
3 summary judgments

08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship
P: 7 [2509; 2556; 2583; 2579] [2885(3)] 1 appellate affirmance
1 judgment on jury verdict
5 summary judgments
I: 1 [2862] 1 summary judgment
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty)
P: 11 [2509; 2506(4); 2502] [2672(2); 2675; 2678] [2875] 5 appellate affirmances
4 judgments on bench trials
2 judgments on jury verdicts
I: 11 [2548; 2549; 2591; 2508; 2513] [2663(2); 2664; 2696] [2813; 2844] 1 appellate affirmance
2 appellate reversals
2 judgments on bench trials
1 judgment on jury verdict
1 JMOL
4 summary judgments
10 103 -- obviousness
P: 56 [2509; 2506(4); 2534; 2502; 2590(2); 2556; 2519(2); 2555; 2576] [2612; 2701; 2619; 2630; 2661(2); 2672; 2675(2); 2678; 2632; 2659; 2650; 2621(2)] [2715(3); 2722(4); 2834; 2724(2); 2726(4); 2829; 2765(2); 2743(2)] [2841; 1879; 2882; 2845; 2848(3); 2849] 23 appellate affirmances
7 appellate reversals
9 judgments on bench trials
8 judgments on jury verdicts
1 JMOL
8 summary judgments
I: 47 [2601(3); 2510; 2599; 2602; 2607; 2523; 2533; 2543(3); 2549(2); 2576(3)] [2628; 2625; 2699; 2630; 2672; 2665; 2671] [2731; 2838; 2764; 2748; 2788; 2795; 2805; 2806; 2816; 2722(2); 2731] [2909(2); 2853; 2914; 2899; 2862; 2864(2); 2865; 2887; 2901] 16 appellate affirmances
3 appellate reversals
1 ITC judgment
3 judgments on bench trials
1 judgment on jury verdict
23 summary judgments
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description
P:19 [2509; 2514(2); 2515(3); 2534; 2553; 2573; 2577; 2579; 2512] [2659; 2641] [2715; 2829] [2855; 2853; 2869] 8 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
2 judgments on bench trials
1 judgment on jury verdict
7 summary judgments
I: 18 [2507; 2573; 2589] [2636(2); 2659; 2641] [2835; 2838; 2790(2); 2751(2); 2779; 2801; 2722] [2842; 2907] 5 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
1 JMOL
11 summary judgments
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement
P: 21 [2515(3); 2592]  [2708; 2630; 2632; 2659; 2666] [2820; 2745(4)] [2850; 2853; 2869; 2870; 2848(3)] 6 appellate affirmances
3 appellate reversals
2 judgments on bench trials
3 judgments on jury verdicts
7 summary judgments
I: 3 [2589] [2702] [2729] 1 judgment on bench trial
2 summary judgments
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode
P: 8 [2603]   [2621(2); 2630; 2666]   [2853; 2881; 2851] 4 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
2 judgments on bench trials
1 summary judgment
   
14 112 -- claim indefinite
P: 12 [2603; 2514(2); 2554; 2512] 5 [2630; 2666; 2673(2); 2686] 2 [2853; 2881] 4 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
1 judgment on bench trial
6 summary judgments
I: 23 [2603; 2500; 2508; 2620(2) 2565] [2705; 2635(2); 2636(2)] [2777(5); 2780; 2803; 2804; 2810] [2846(2)] 5 appellate affirmances
2 appellate reversals
16 summary judgments
15 Double patenting
P: 2 [2725] [2858] 1 judgment on bench trial
1 summary judgment
   
16 Improper broadening
   
I: 1 [2727] 1 appellate affirmance
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct
P: 35 [2599; 2556; 2571; 2502; 2519; 2525(2); 2538; 2563; 2572] [2708; 2630; 2672(2); 2680; 2684(3); 2685; 2660; 2666; 2670; 2690(2)] [2722; 2765; 2767; 2829; 2828; 2716] [2841; 2867(2); 2869; 2870] 4 appellate affirmances
2 appellate reversals
13 judgments on bench trials
16 summary judgments
I: 13 [2529; 2545] [2628; 2691(3)] [2732; 2733(2); 2734; 2809; 2773] [2878] 5 appellate affirmances
4 judgments on bench trials
4 summary judgments
18 Misuse
P: 6 [2525(2)] [2635] [2817; 2823] [2869]  6 summary judgments
I: 1 [2719] 1 judgment on bench trial
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches
P:  15 [2568; 2579] [2690(2)]  [2758; 2762; 2786(5)] [2875; 2881; 2882; 2884] 1 judgment on bench trial
14 summary judgments
I: 3 [2689]  [2881; 2884] 2 judgments on bench trials
1 summary judgment
20 Equitable estoppel
P: 6 [2579] [2660; 2690(2)]; [2881; 2884] 6 summary judgments
I: 5 [2560] [2689; 2645] [2797; 2800] 1 judgment on bench trial
4 summary judgments
21 Limitations
   
   
22 Failure to mark
P: 1 [2726] 1 appellate affirmance
I: 7 [2657; 2654; 2656] [2739] [2872; 2875(2)] 1 judgment on bench trial
1 judgment on jury verdict
5 summary judgments
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement
P: 70 [2514(2); 2502; 2505(3); 2523; 2556; 2592; 2518; 2522; 2526; 2557; 2564; 2578; 2579; 2503; 2504] [2619; 2630; 2661(2); 2663; 2672; 2644; 2648; 2659; 2668; 2646; 2660; 2666; 2673(2)] [2730(2); 2734; 2724(2); 2726(3); 2735; 2833; 2716; 2720(2); 2830; 2744; 2745(5); 2749; 2794] [2912; 2840; 2846; 2850; 2879; 2868(2); 2870; 2894(4); 2848(3)]

24 appellate affirmances
4 appellate reversals
6 judgments on bench trials
7 judgments on jury verdicts
1 JMOL
1 Federal Claims judgment
27 summary judgments

I: 181 [2510(2); 2599; 2605; 2499; 2501(2); 2517(2); 2611; 2602; 2607(2); 2608(5); 2610; 2806; 2507(2); 2527; 2572; 2598; 2521; 2528; 2531(4); 2432; 2533; 2535; 2537; 2542(2); 2543; 2546; 2550; 2552(2); 2558; 2560; 2563; 2566; 2567; 2570; 2575(2); 2576(3); 2577; 2580; 2581; 2583; 2584; 2586; 2594; 2513] 39 [2616; 2712; 2613; 2614; 2623; 2625; 2627; 2692; 2697; 2700(3); 2704; 2708; 2711; 2713; 2643; 2663(4); 2672; 2678; 2631; 2639; 2640; 2641; 2651; 2655; 2656; 2662; 2681; 2682(5); 2685; 2693] 48 [2718; 2723; 2721; 2716; 2717; 2737(2); 2755; 2820; 2829; 2790; 2793; 2743; 2746; 2751; 2754; 2759(2); 2761(4); 2766(3); 2769(2); 2770(5); 2779; 2782; 2787; 2791; 2792((5); 2796; 2799; 2812; 2814; 2815; 2821; 2726] 33 [2904; 2852(2) 2853; 2854; 2857; 2906; 2907; 2908; 2910; 2915(3); 2917; 2863; 2866; 2871; 2875(2); 2880; 2882(3); 2883; 2884(2); 2888; 2892; 2897; 2989; 2900; 2902; 2846] 59 appellate affirmances
3 appellate reversals
11 judgments on bench trials
4 judgments on jury verdicts
104 summary judgments
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement
P: 7 [2564] [2619; 2630; 2659] [2715; 2722; 2729] 2 appellate affirmances
3 judgments on bench trials
1 judgment on jury verdict
1 summary judgment
I: 38 [2499; 2501(2); 2602; 2606; 2537; 2546; 2550; 2563; 2581; 2586] 8 [2702; 2613; 2625; 2709; 2711; 2643; 2681; 1693] 10 [2721(2); 2790; 2720; 2745(2); 2787; 2799; 2814; 2815] 9 [2855(2); 2851; 2854; 2917; 2863; 2866; 2871; 2898] 17 appellate affirmances
3 judgments on bench trials
18 summary judgments
25 Inducing infringement
P: 6 [2504] [2592; 2504] [2648; 2650] [2846] 1 appellate affirmance
2 appellate reversals
2 judgments on jury verdicts
1 summary judgment
I: 20 [2556; 2524; 2535; 2570(2); 2584] [2702; 2639; 2649; 2685] [2721; 2741; 2755; 2756; 2746; 2781] [2882(3); 2846] 2 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
3 judgments on bench trials
1 judgment on jury verdict
13 summary judgments
26 Contributory infringement
P: 4 [2556; 2592] [2650] [2830] 2 judgments on jury trials
1 JMOL
1 summary judgment
I: 12 [2524; 2570] [2639; 2658; 2677] [2721; 2741; 2756; 2763; 2775; 2746; 2781] 1 appellate reversal
4 judgments on bench trials
7 summary judgments
27 Selling or importing product of patented process
P: 1 [2503] 1 Federal Claims judgment
   
28 Shipping abroad 271(f)
P: 1 [2629] 1 summary judgment
I: 1 [2643] 1 judgment on bench trial
29 License defense
P: 3 [2579] [2772] [2895] 3 summary judgments
I: 5 [2561; 2568] [2698; 2641] [2881] 1 appellate affirmance
4 summary judgments
30 Exhaustion defense
P: 1 [2881] 1 summary judgment
I: 5 [2641] [2827] [2881; 2896(2)] 5 summary judgments
31 Exemption under 271(e)
   
   
32 Exemption for other experiments
   
   
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits issues
P: 9 [(2603; 2541; 2596] [2644; 2648] [2833; 2753] [2840; 2850] 4 appellate affirmances
2 judgments on jury verdicts
3 summary judgments
I: 4 [2596] [2679] [2790] [2859] 1 judgment on bench trial
3 summary judgments
34 Reasonable royalty issues
P: 12 [2544; 2541] [2706; 2683; 2632] [2752; 2802] [2850; 2903; 2848(3)]

2 appellate affirmances
3 appellate reversals
1 Federal Claims judgment
2 judgments on bench trials
3 judgments on jury verdicts
1 summary judgment

I: 3 [2598] [2790] [2840] 1 appellate affirmance
1 appellate reversal
1 judgment on bench trial
35 Split bases
   
   
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness
P: 6 [2509; 2530] [2632; 2648; 2659] [2798] 1 appellate affirmance
4 judgments on jury verdicts
1 summary judgment
I: 22 [2572; 2513] [2617; 2653; 2658; 2688; 2618] [2742; 2775; 2793; 2808; 2761(4)] [2850; 2872; 2881; 2894(4)] 2 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
2 judgments on bench trials
2 judgments on jury verdicts
1 JMOL
14 summary judgments
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness
P: 6 [2509; 2541] [2659; 2683] [2798; 2802] 1 appellate affirmance
4 judgments on bench trials
1 summary judgment
I: 4 [2513] [2668] [2808] [2911] 1 appellate affirmance
1 appellate reversal
2 judgments on bench trials
38 Attorney fees to patentee
P: 7 [2509; 2559; 2530; 2541] [2668] [2776; 2798] 1 appellate affirmance
4 judgments on bench trials
2 summary judgments
I: 8 [2539] [2659] [2747; 2808; 2752; 2830; 2728] [2911]

1 appellate affirmance
1 appellate reversal
4 judgments on bench trials
2 summary judgments

39 Attorney fees to accused infringer
P: 15 [2590; 2579] [2707; 2634; 2669; 2678; 2647] [2760; 2839; 2789; 2825] [2861; 2877; 2886; 2889]

1 appellate affirmance
12 judgments on bench trials
2 summary judgments

I: 15 [2511; 2517(2); 2582(2); 2595; 2588] [2703; 2674; 2695; 2664] [2771; 2824; 2760] [2891] 4 appellate affirmances
9 judgments on bench trials
2 summary judgments
40 Preliminary injunction ruling
P: 17 [2516; 2547] [2633; 2638; 2622; 2667(2); 2668; 2676] [2715(3); 2832; 2826; 2736; 2818] [2912] 8 appellate affirmances
1 appellate reversal
8 judgments on bench trials
I: 38 [2536; 2540(3); 2562; 2574; 2585; 2597] [2620; 2620(2); 2642; 2652; 2687(2); 2694(3)] [2714; 2768; 2778; 2783; 2784(4); 2785(4); 2811] [2847; 2856(2); 2874; 2890; 2893(2)] 7 appellate affirmances
31 judgments on bench trials