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DECISIONS FOR 2000 - 2004

                                                            

                                                            

P =Patent owner prevailed on the issue
I =Accused infringer prevailed on the issue

 

Issue Code

Description

Results

 

Validity decisions

 

01

102(a) -- earlier public knowledge or publication

P=71

8 appellate affirmances;
4 appellate reversals;
38 trial court rulings after trial;
21 trial court summary judgments

I=35

7 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
9 trial court rulings after trial;
14 trial court summary judgments

02

102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P=46

20 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
10 trial court rulings after trial;
11 trial court summary judgments

I=38

18 appellate affirmances;
4 appellate reversals;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
13 trial court summary judgments

03

102(b) -- public use

P=20

3 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
4 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments

I=22

8 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
11 trial court summary judgments

04

102(b) -- on sale

P=52

17 appellate affirmances;
13 appellate reversals;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

I=42

24 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
11 trial court summary judgments;
4 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments

05

102(c) -- abandonment

P=1

1 trial court summary judgment

I=1

1 trial court summary judgment

06

102(d) -- prior foreign patenting

P=2

1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court summary judgment

 

I=

 

 

07

102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another

P=12

1 appellate affirmance;
1 appellate reversal;
4 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments

I=4

1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court summary judgments;

08

102(e) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship

P=15

4 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments;

I=4

3 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court summary judgment

09

102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty)

P=23

3 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
9 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments

I=19

8 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
5 trial court rulings after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments

10

103 -- obviousness

P=139

37 appellate affirmances;
17 appellate reversals;
57 trial court rulings after trial;
27 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

I=90

35 appellate affirmances;
17 appellate reversals;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
19 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

11

112 -- inadequate disclosure --description

P=41

12 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments

I=45

8 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
20 trial court rulings after trial;
15 trial court summary judgments

12

112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement

P=33

10 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments

I=45

13 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
21 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments

13

112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode

P=32

6 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments

I=8

2 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments

14

112 -- claim indefinite

P=41

8 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals
18 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments

I=27

7 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
7 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments;
1 ITC summary judgment

15

Double patenting

P=2

1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

I=15

9 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments

16

Improper broadening

P=4

2 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

I=5

3 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

 

Enforceability decisions

 

17

Inequitable conduct

P=115

38 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
38 trial court rulings after trial;
32 trial court summary judgments

I=53

12 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
29 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments

18

Misuse

P=8

2 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments

I=

 

 

Procedural defenses

 

19

Laches

P=20

2 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments

I=21

4 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial

20

Equitable estoppel

P=13

2 appellate affirmances;
4 trial court rulings after trial;
7 trial court summary judgments

I=7

1 appellate affirmance;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
3 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

21

Limitations

P=
I=

22

Failure to mark

P=4

1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments

I=10

1 appellate reversal;
9 trial court summary judgments

 

Infringement issues

 

23

Literal direct infringement

P=244

65 appellate affirmances;
53 appellate reversals;
46 trial court rulings after trial;
79 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

I=590

230 appellate affirmances;
26 appellate reversals;
64 trial court rulings after trial;
266 trial court summary judgments;
4 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments

24

Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement

P=74

19 appellate affirmances;
34 appellate reversals;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments;
2 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments

I=388

161 appellate affirmances;
18 appellate reversals;
37 trial court rulings after trial;
170 trial court summary judgments;
2 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments

25

Inducing infringement

P=39

11 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
9 trial court rulings after trial;
12 trial court summary judgments

I=62

5 appellate affirmances;
26 trial court rulings after trial;
31 trial court summary judgments

26

Contributory infringement

P=26

1 appellate affirmance;
5 appellate reversals;
8 trial court rulings after trial;
12 trial court summary judgments

I=55

6 appellate affirmances;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
33 trial court summary judgments

27

Selling or importing product of patented process

P=4

2 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

I=3

1 appellate reversal;
2 trial court summary judgments

28

Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g)

P=1

1 trial court summary judgment

I=2

1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial

29

License defense

P=7

1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments

I=6

1 appellate affirmance;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments

30

Exhaustion defense

P=2

2 trial court summary judgments

I=3

2 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court summary judgment

31

Exemption under 271(e)

P=7

5 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court rulings after trial

I=7

7 trial court summary judgments

32

Exemption for other experiments

P=
I=

 

Damages calculations

 

33

Lost profits

P=26

12 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
12 trial court rulings after trial

I=20

3 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

34

Reasonable royalty

P=32

12 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments

I=12

4 appellate reversals;
8 trial court rulings after trial

35

Split bases

P=2

1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

I=5

1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

 

Special factors

 

36

Willfulness

P=54

27 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
24 trial court rulings after trial

I=35

11 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
13 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments

37

Enhanced damages due to willfulness

P=36

16 appellate affirmances;
14 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments

I=11

3 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
5 trial court rulings after trial

38

Attorney fees to patentee

P=38

14 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
7 trial court summary judgments

I=18

4 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
7 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments

39

Attorney fees to accused infringer

P=46

21 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
14 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments

I=35

10 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments

40

Preliminary injunction ruling

P=41

14 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments

I=60

19 appellate affirmances;
9 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial;
17 trial court summary judgments