4Q 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: 2 [3280; 3301]
I: 3 [3297; 3242(2)]
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P: 3 [3301' 3299; 3301]
I:

03 102(b) -- public use P:  2 [3304; 3298]
I:
04 102(b) -- on sale

P:
I: 2 [3243; 3298]

05 102(c) -- abandonment P:
I:  
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patenting P: 2 [3280; 3235]
I:
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another P: 3 [3280; 3264; 3270]
I: 1 [3297]
08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship P:
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P: 2 [3263; 3296]
I:
10 103 -- obviousness P: 12 [3234; 3316; 3304; 3233(5); 3280(2); 3301; 3235]
I: 2 [3297; 3282]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P: 1 [3290]
I: 3 [ 3269; 3242; 3291] 
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P:  2 [3301; 3240]
I: 1 [3242]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode P:  2 [3304; 3301]
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P: 1 [3255]
I: 2 [3313; 3254]]
15 Double patenting P:
I:
16 Improper broadening P:
I: 1 [3268]
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct P:
I: 2 [3239(2)]
18 Misuse P:  
I:
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches P:  1 [3267]
I: 1 [3241]
20 Equitable estoppel P:  
I:
21 Limitations P:
I:
22 Failure to mark P:
I:
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement P: 9 [3234; 3304; 3315; 3310; 3280(2); 3232; 3299; 3247]
I: 39 [3312(2); 3277; 3305; 3312; 3313; 3314; 3315; 3247; 3238; 3242(2); 3243; 3245; 3256; 3258; 3260; 3270; 3281; 3282; 3283; 3285; 3289(3); 3290; 3291; 3292; 3293; 3294; 3299; 3300(2); 3202(3); 3306; 3307(2)]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 2 [3280(2)]
I: 19 [3237; 3270; 3289(3); 3291; 3293; 3300; 3308(10); 3309; 3267]
25 Inducing infringement P: 1 [3311]
I: 3 [3242(2); 3298]
26 Contributory infringement P:
I: 2 [3242(2)]
27 Selling or importing product of patented process P:
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) P:
I:
29 License defense P:
I: 4 [3236; 3306; 3309; 3250]
30 Exhaustion defense P:  
I: 3 [3250(2); 3266]
31 Exemption under 271(e) P:
I:
32 Exemption for other experiments P:
I:
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits P: 1 [3249]
I:
34 Reasonable royalty P: 1 [3249]
I: 1 [3278]
35 Split bases P:
I:
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness P: 
I: 4 [3303; 3290; 3304; 3267]
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P:
I: 2 [3304; 3267]
38 Attorney fees to patentee P:
I: 1 [3252]
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P: 4 [3269; 3257; 3262; 3244]
I:
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P: 2 [3246; 3288]
I: 5 [3273; 3284(2); 3295; 3266]