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DECISIONS FOR 2006

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

Small numerals identify cases on the cumulative caselist                                                        

Affirmances and reversals are by the Federal Circuit, including affirmances without opinion (Rule 36). All other listed rulings are by the lower tribunal. Large-font numerals reflect the number of patents adjudicated; totals therefore exceed the numbers of case-adjudications.

 

Issue Code

Description

Results

 

Validity decisions

 

01

102(a) -- earlier public knowledge or publication

P= 10 [291, 309 407; 443; 447; 462; 51(2); 550; 585]

1 appell. reversal

3 bench trials

3 jury trials

3 summary judgments

I= 7 [350; 405; 561; 577(4)]

1 appell. affirmance
1 jury trial
5 summary judgments

02

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

P= 16 [254, 261, 291, 309, 341, 372 443; 451; 466 498; 504; 527; 539; 589; 593; 596]

7 appell. affirmances
2 appell. reversals
2 bench trials
1 ITC decision
1 jury trial
3 summary judgments

I= 22 [279, 292; 360, 363, 391; 465; 431; 435; 453; 468; 479; 451; 488(2); 497(3); 511; 517; 520(2); 599]

8 appell. affirmances
2 appell. reversals
1 bench trial
1 jury trial
10 summary judgments

03

102(b) -- public use

P= 4 [497; 498; 500; 585]

3 appell. affirmances
1 jury trial

I= 15 [363(2): 439(2); 497(9); 502; 520]

8 app. affrmances
1 appell. reversal
6 summary judgments

04

102(b) -- on sale

P= 3 [322; 539; 585]

1 appell. affirmance
1 bench trial

1 jury trial

I= 5 [305(2); 548; 559(2)]

2 jury trials

3 summary judgments

05

102(c) -- abandonment

P=

 

I=

 

06

102(d) -- prior foreign patenting

P=

 

I=

 

07

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

P= 8 [291, 299(2); 443; 559; 560; 561; 585]

3 bench trials
2 jury trials
1 JMOL

2 summary judgments

I= 5 [279, 312; 548; 561(2)]

2 jury trials
3 summary judgments

08

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

P= 2 [291; 431]

 1 bench trial
1 summary judgment

I=

 

09

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

P= 8 [261, 291; 361, 391; 443; 490; 585; 589]

2 appell. affirmances
1 bench trial
1 jury trial
2 summary judgments

I= 6 [347, 383(2), 391, 399; 424]

1 appell. affirmance

10

103 -- obviousness

P= 23 [282, 299(2), 315; 361, 391; 443; 447; 462; 475; 464; 466; 498; 504; 550; 559; 561; 580; 584; 585; 592; 593, 596]

9 appell. affirmances
1 appell. reversal
4 bench trials

3 jury trials

2 JMOLs

4 summary judgments

I= 30 [253, 263, 284(2), 291, 307, 311, 327; 347, 383(2), 391, 399; 431; 446; 470; 423; 424; 467; 497; 501; 509(2); 513; 517; 548; 552; 559; 561; 603]

12 appell. affirmances
6 bench trials
4 jury trials
1 JMOL
7 summary judgments

11

112 -- inadequate disclosure --description

P= 8 [282, 283, 299(2); 346; 443; 550; 561]

3 appell. affirmances
3 bench trials
1 jury trial
1summary judgment

I= 6 [268; 443; 482(2); 532; 606]

1 appell. affirmance
1 jury trial
3 summary judgments

12

112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement

P= 5 [407; 436; 443; 561; 586]

1 bench trial
1 jury trial
3 summary judgments

I= 6 [291; 401; 482; 532; 555(2)]

6 summary judgments

13

112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode

P= 2 [443; 596]

1 appell. affirmance
1 bench trial

I=

 

14

112 -- claim indefinite

P= 6 [253, 267; 357; 461; 514; 586]

2 appell. affirmances
2 appell. reversals

2 summary judgments

I= 7 [292; 402; 488; 497; 517; 540; 575]

3 appell. affirmances
5 summary judgments

15

Double patenting

P= 2 [504; 554]

1 appell. affirmance
1 bench trial

I= 2 [279(2)]

2 summary judgments

16

Improper broadening

P= 1 [447]

 1 appell. affirmance

I=

 

 

Enforceability decisions

 

17

Inequitable conduct

P= 37 [254, 260, 265, 282, 285, 286, 301, 315, 322, 325; 390; 429(2); 445; 447; 462; 473; 474(2); 424; 451(2); 464(2); 498; 500;
504; 506; 522; 527; 539; 541; 544; 556; 568(2); 580]

12 appell. affirmances
2 appell. reversals
13 bench trials

10 summary judgments

I= 12 [263, 268, 279(2), 298, 321;348, 364, 399, 420; 552; 566]

2 appell. affirmances
4 bench trials
2 jury trials
4 summary judgments

18

Misuse

P= 3 [344; 544; 480]

2 appell. affirmances; 1 summary judgment

I=

 

 

Procedural defenses

 

19

Laches

P= 3 [312; 384; 518]

1 bench trial

1 jury trial

1 summary judgment

I= 2 [268; 525]

1 bench trial

1 summary judgment

20

Equitable estoppel

P=

 

I= 1 [330]

 1 appell. affirmance

21

Limitations

 

P=  
I= 1 [477] 1 summary judgment


22

Failure to mark

P=

 

I= 2 [535; 557]

1 JMOL
1 summary judgment

 

Infringement issues

 

23

Literal direct infringement

P= 57 [252, 268, 275, 288, 289, 296, 299(2), 306(3), 313(2), 320, 328, 333; 341, 352, 355, 361, 378, 379, 380, 389, 391(2), 392, 410, 417, 419]; [426(3); 432; 436; 455; 462; 471(2); 451(2); 520(3); 527; 534(3); 548; 550; 551; 560(2); 568(2); 573; 589]

15 appell. affirmances
1 appell. reversal
2 bench trials
7 jury trials

1 JMOL
1 Ct.Fed.Cls.ruling
30 summary judgments

I= 182 [251, 254, 255(2), 258, 259, 263, 264, 266, 269, 274(4), 277(2), 282, 284, 287, 289(2), 290(2), 291, 295, 300, 307, 310, 312, 313, 314(2), 317(2), 323, 324, 326, 329, 330, 332, 334, 335; 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 342, 343, 345, 350, 353(4), 356, 357, 358, 361, 362(2), 369, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 385, 391, 393, 395, 396, 401(2), 406, 407, 408, 409, 411, 412, 413(2), 414, 416, 417, 419, 421; 427; 428(2); 431; 435; 441; 444(2); 448; 458; 459; 460; 463(2); 468(2); 469; 472; 483; 424; 425; 451(4); 464; 467; 486; 487; 488; 489; 492; 493; 496; 497(11); 499; 501; 502(2); 507)2); 588; 594; 595; 598; 599(3); 601; 602; 607; 520(6); 521(4); 523; 526; 527; 532(2); 533; 549; 552; 558; 559(2); 561(4); 562; 564; 565; 571; 572; 583; 587; 510(3) ]

76 appell. affirmances
4 appell. reversals
5 bench trials

9 jury trials

4 JMOLs

2 CtFed.Cls. ruling
82 summary judgments

24

Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement

P= 14 [252; 341, 351, 387, 406(2); 471; 451(2); 494; 507; 510(3)]

9 appell. affirmances
1 appell. reversal
4 summary judgments

I= 109 [251, 253, 259, 264, 277(2), 284, 287, 289(2), 290(4), 292, 293, 296, 303, 312, 314(2), 318, 323, 324, 326, 329, 335; 349, 350, 353(3), 370, 375, 382, 385, 395, 396, 409, 413(2), 414, 417, 420, 421; 427; 428(2); 434; 435; 441; 444(2); 448; 454; 459; 463(2); 468; 469; 472; 483; 424; 451(4); 464; 492; 493; 499; 502(2); 503; 507; 520(6); 521(4); 523; 526; 527; 532(2); 533; 543; 548(2); 562; 565; 566; 572; 573; 587; 590; 602; 604]

38 appell. affirmances
1 appell. reversal

4 bench trials

4 JMOL

1 Ct.Fed.Cls. ruling

61 summary judgments

25

Inducing infringement

P= 5 [260, 296; 383; 456; 520]

1 appell. affirmances
1 jury trial

3 summary judgments

I= 25 [321; 428(2); 460(2); 463; 472; 451(2); 466; 497(11); 501; 583; 587; 601]

16 appell. affirmances

9 summary judgments

26

Contributory infringement

P= 3 [275, 304; 456]

1 appell. affirmance

2 summary judgments

I= 12 [383; 428(2); 463; 451(2); 501; 583(4); 601]

4 appell. affirmances
1 JMOL
7 summary judgments

27

Selling or importing product of patented process

P=

 

I= 1 [272]

1 appellate affirmance

28

Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g)

P= 1 [485]

1 bench trial

I=

 

29

License defense

P= 5 [425(5)]

5 appell. affirmances

I= 5 [319(2); 539; 558; 605]

1 appell. affirmance

1 bench trial

3 summary judgments

30

Exhaustion defense

P= 9 [425(8); 430]

4 appell. affirmances

4 appell. reversals

1 summary judgment

I= 11[ 280(11)]

 11 ITC decisions (1 case)

31

Exemption under 271(e)

P=

 

I=

 

32

Exemption for other experiments

P=  
I=  

 

 

Damages calculations

 

33

Lost profits

P= 7 [257, 275; 495; 501; 507; 529; 592]

5 appell. affirmances
1 bench trial
1 jury trial

I= 3 [294; 501; 515]

1 appell. affirmance

2 bench trials

34

Reasonable royalty

P= 10 [249(2), 250, 294, 304; 354; 361, 378, 410; 585]

3 appell. affirmances

5 bench trials

2 jury trials

I= 3 [368; 515; 557]

1 appell. affirmance

1 bench trial

1 JMOL

1 summary judgment

35

Split bases

P=

 

I=

 

 

Special factors

 

36

Willfulness

P= 15 [250, 275, 283, 296, 328; 341, 367; 437; 438; 519(2); 527; 568(2); 585]

6 appell. affirmances

1 bench trial

8 jury trials

I= 8 [262, 300, 317(2); 361(2); 457; 547]

2 appell. affirmances

1 appell. reversal

5 summary judgments

37

Enhanced damages due to willfulness

P= 11 [250, 297, 328; 437; 438; 485; 527; 542; 568; 585; 596]

3 appell. affirmances

7 bench trials

1 jury trial

I= 2 [450; 452]

2 bench trials

38

Attorney fees to patentee

P= 19 [250, 257, 268, 275, 296, 297, 298, 316(2); 378; 438; 450; 476; 515; 527; 531; 570; 576; 585]

3 appell. affirmances

16 bench trials

I= 11 [262, 304, 317(2); 437; 442; 452; 481; 484; 542; 568]

7 bench trials

1 jury trial

3 summary judgments

39

Attorney fees to accused infringer

P= 13 [269, 271, 273, 282, 322; 394; 440; 505; 536; 538; 579; 581; 582]

4 appell. affirmances

1 appell. reversal

8 bench trials

I= 7 [272; 348, 398; 449; 528; 571; 600]

2 appell. affirmances

1 appell. reversal

4 bench trials

40

Preliminary injunction ruling

P= 13 [270, 302; 366, 377, 388, 397; 433; 478; 491; 504; 516; 537; 569]

2 appell. affirmances

11 bench trials

I= 29 [256, 271, 276, 281(2), 308(2), 334; 365, 386, 400, 403, 404, 415; 422; 467; 508; 524; 530; 545; 546; 553; 563(2); 567; 574; 578; 591; 597]

3 appell. affirmances

1 appell. reversal

25 bench trials