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DECISIONS FOR 2005

                                                            

                                                            

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=16

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

I=7

5 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
1 trial court ruling after trial

02

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

P=7

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

I=15

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

03

102(b) -- public use

P=10

7 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment

I=2

2 appellate affirmances

04

102(b) -- on sale

P=10

4 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
5 trial court summary judgments

I=6

4 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court summary judgments

05

102(c) -- abandonment

P=

 

I=1

1 trial court summary judgment

06

102(d) -- prior foreign patenting

P=

 

 

I=

 

 

07

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

P=2

1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial

I=1

1 appellate affirmance

08

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

P=2

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

I=

 

09

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

P=3

1 appellate affirmance;
2 trial court summary judgments

I=1

1 trial court summary judgment

10

103 -- obviousness

P=30

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

I=10

4 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
5 trial court rulings after trial

11

112 -- inadequate disclosure --description

P=13

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

I=7

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

12

112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement

P=8

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

I=4

1 trial court ruling after trial;
3 trial court summary judgments

13

112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode

P=1

1 trial court ruling after trial

I=2

2 trial court summary judgments

14

112 -- claim indefinite

P=10

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

I=7

5 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court summary judgments

15

Double patenting

P=4

4 trial court rulings after trial

I=1

1 appellate affirmance

16

Improper broadening

P=1

1 trial court ruling after trial

I=

 

 

Enforceability decisions

 

17

Inequitable conduct

P=33

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

I=13

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

18

Misuse

P=1

1 trial court summary judgment

I=

 

 

Procedural defenses

 

19

Laches

P=1

1 trial court ruling after trial

I=1

1 appellate affirmance

20

Equitable estoppel

P=3

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

I=1

1 trial court summary judgment

21

Limitations

P=
I=

22

Failure to mark

P=

 

I=3

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

 

Infringement issues

 

23

Literal direct infringement

P=71

21 appellate affirmances;
6 appellate reversals;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
26 trial court summary judgments

I=139

47 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial;
69 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

24

Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement

P=15

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

I=87

23 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
7 trial court rulings after trial;
53 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment

25

Inducing infringement

P=8

1 appellate affirmance;
7 trial court rulings after trial

I=5

1 appellate reversal;
4 trial court summary judgments

26

Contributory infringement

P=3

1 appellate affirmance;
2 trial court rulings after trial

I=3

3 trial court summary judgments

27

Selling or importing product of patented process

P=

 

I=

 

28

Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g)

P=

 

I=3

3 trial court summary judgments

29

License defense

P=

 

I=

 

30

Exhaustion defense

P=1

1 appellate affirmance

I=

 

31

Exemption under 271(e)

P=3

3 trial court rulings after trial

I=

 

32

Exemption for other experiments

P=
I=

 

Damages calculations

 

33

Lost profits

P=1

1 appellate affirmance

I=1

1 trial court summary judgment

34

Reasonable royalty

P=2

1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial

I=

 

35

Split bases

P=1

1 trial court ruling after trial

I=

 

 

Special factors

 

36

Willfulness

P=7

2 appellate affirmances;
5 trial court rulings after trial

I=8

7 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court summary judgment

37

Enhanced damages due to willfulness

P=9

1 appellate affirmance;
8 trial court rulings after trial

I=1

1 appellate affirmance

38

Attorney fees to patentee

P=14

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

I=4

1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court rulings after trial

39

Attorney fees to accused infringer

P=12

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

I=9

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

40

Preliminary injunction ruling

P=27

4 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
22 trial court rulings after trial

I=14

2 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
10 trial court rulings after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment