2Q 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:
I:
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P: 2 [3054; 3080]
I: 7 [3095; 3099; 3103; 3067; 3050(2); 3076]

03 102(b) -- public use P:  2 [3064; 3030]
I: 5 [3037(4); 3026]
04 102(b) -- on sale P: 1 [3082]
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:
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P:
I:
10 103 -- obviousness P: 7 [3034; 3029; 3054; 3057; 3080; 3045(2)]
I: 8 [3093; 3103; 3069; 3024; 3050; 3034; 3038; 3031]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P: 6 [3023; 3072; 3080; 3045(2); 3055]
I: 3 [3101; 3050; 3086]
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P:  3 [3023; 3072; 3028]
I: 2 [3022(2)]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode P:  1 [3028]
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P: 7 [3023; 3054; 3064(3); 3043; 3036]
I: 4 [3042(2); 3056; 3059]
15 Double patenting P:
I: 2 [3050(2)]
16 Improper broadening P:
I:
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct P: 6 [3044; 3046; 3057; 3060; 3070; 3024]
I: 1 [3097]
18 Misuse P: 1 [3058] 
I:
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches P:  1 [3057]
I: 2 [3049; 3081]
20 Equitable estoppel P:  1 [3057]
I: 1 [3049]
21 Limitations P:
I:
22 Failure to mark P: 1 [3080]
I: 2 [3077(2)]
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement P: 13 [3035; 3047(4); 3064(3); 3080; 3043; 3084; 3027; 3033]
I: 42 [3089; 3095; 3026; 3032(2); 3039; 3040; 3088; 3090; 3091; 3092; 3094(2); 3096; 3098; 3100; 3102; 3085; 3080; 3045(2); 3048(2); 3051(4); 3061(2); 3068(2); 3073(2); 3074(2); 3075; 3079; 3083; 3086; 3087; 3029; 3041]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 3 [3072; 3047(2)]
I: 12 [3040; 3098; 3100; 3080; 3048(2); 3052; 3073(2); 3074(2); 3086]
25 Inducing infringement P: 2 [3080; 3045]
I: 1 [3080]
26 Contributory infringement P: 2 [3080; 3045]
I: 1 [3080]
27 Selling or importing product of patented process P:
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) P:
I:
29 License defense P:
I: 1 [3029]
30 Exhaustion defense P:  
I: 2 [3062(2)]
31 Exemption under 271(e) P:
I:
32 Exemption for other experiments P:
I:
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits P: 5 [3035; 3047(4)]
I: 1 [3065]
34 Reasonable royalty P: 2 [3035; 3080]
I: 1 [3027]
35 Split bases P:
I:
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness P:  1 [3080]
I: 7 [3072; 3047(4); 3057; 3063]
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P: 1 [3080]
I:  
38 Attorney fees to patentee P: 1 [3053]
I: 1 [3072]
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P: 3 [3066; 3071; 3025]
I: 2 [3088; 3078]
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P:
I: