3Q 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: 6 [3121(2); 3127; 3139; 3187; 3110]
I: 5 [3137; 3147; 3148; 3159(2)]
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P: 6 [3115; 3123(2); 3142; 3185; 3196]
I: 2 [3143(2)]

03 102(b) -- public use P:  3 [3133(2); 3201]
I: 1 [3209]
04 102(b) -- on sale

P: 1 [3205]
I: 3 [3154; 3147; 3193]

05 102(c) -- abandonment P: 3 [3205; 3197(2)]
I:  
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patenting P: 3 [3197(3)]
I:
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another P: 5 [3121(3); 3202(2)]
I: 6 [3110; 3118; 3182(2); 3215(2)
08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship P: 1 [3168]
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P: 1 [3150]
I:
10 103 -- obviousness P: 23 [3125; 3173; 3120; 3121(2); 3139; 3153(2); 3182(2); 3110; 3200; 3207; 3115; 3117(2); 3123(2); 3142; 3145(2); 3185; 3128]
I: 13 [3143(2); 3147(2); 3148; 3176; 3182; 3215(2); 3223(2); 3128; 3207]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P: 6 [3142; 3150; 3197(3); 3222]
I: 3 [3191; 3149; 3209]
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P:  4 [3219.1; 3142; 3150; 3221]
I: 4 [3129; 3191; 3109; 3149]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode P:  3 [3197(3)]
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P: 1 [3219.1]
I: 11 [3144; 3152; 3162; 3188(4); 3197; 3204; 3188; 3219.1]
15 Double patenting P: 3 [3197(3)]
I: 1 [3216]
16 Improper broadening P: 1 [3175]
I: 2 [3107; 3209]
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct P: 5 [3137; 3170(2); 3174; 3189]
I: 4 [3122; 3184; 3109; 3230]
18 Misuse P: 1 [3138] 
I:
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches P:  7 [3138; 3142; 3192(2); 3195(2); 3198]
I: 6 [3109; 3206; 3214(4)]
20 Equitable estoppel P: 5 [3138; 3141; 3142; 3192(2)] 
I: 2 [3109; 3206]
21 Limitations P: 1 [3219.1]
I:
22 Failure to mark P:
I: 1 [3224]
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement P: 34 [3125; 3177; 3178(2); 3179(2); 3180; 3104; 3120; 3121(3); 3136; 3139; 3142; 3145(3); 3153(2); 3182(2); 3185; 3195(3); 3205; 3207; 3210; 3221; 3110; 3112; 3200; 3217]
I: 53 [3108; 3111; 3114; 3124; 3130; 3177; 3208(2); 3214; 3218; 3226; 3105; 3131; 3140(2); 3141; 3147(2); 3152; 3156; 3159(4); 3160; 3161(2); 3182; 3186(2); 3187(2); 3188; 3190(2); 3196; 3197(6); 3199; 3211; 3215(2); 3220; 3225; 3228(2); 3231(2); 3115]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 1 [3124]
I: 15 [3108; 3111; 3141; 3149(2); 3163; 3167(2); 3171; 3187; 3199; 3211; 3215; 3228; 3115]
25 Inducing infringement P: 11 [3121(2); 3123(4); 3142; 3145(3); 3166]
I: 4 [3126; 3167(2); 3115]
26 Contributory infringement P: 4 [3121(2); 3153(2)]
I: 3 [3120; 3190(2)]
27 Selling or importing product of patented process P: 1 [3207]
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) P:
I:
29 License defense P:
I: 3 [3118; 3165; 3213]
30 Exhaustion defense P:  
I: 10 [3157; 3169(9)]
31 Exemption under 271(e) P:
I: 6 [3183(2); 3219(4)]
32 Exemption for other experiments P:
I:
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits P: 1 [3210]
I: 2 [3139; 3119]
34 Reasonable royalty P: 8 [3121; 3142(2); 3145; 3151; 3195; 3205; 3221]
I: 2 [3142 3164]
35 Split bases P:
I:
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness P:  9 [3104; 3121(2); 3153(2); 3195(2); 3210; 3221]
I: 4 [3119; 3139; 3161; 3115]
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P: 4 [3104; 3151; 3195(2)]
I: 1 [3139]
38 Attorney fees to patentee P: 1 [3195]
I: 4 [3121(2); 3139; 3227]
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P: 5 [3116; 3132; 3137; 3147(2)]
I: 4 [3184; 3218; 3113; 3158]
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P: 3 [3106; 3134; 3112]
I: 11 [3117; 3135; 3146(4); 3155(3); 3194; 3229]