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DECISIONS FOR 2nd Q 2006

                         P =Patent owner prevailed on the issue
I =Accused infringer prevailed on the issue
*Small numerals following the number of decisions
for P and I are the case numbers as they appear in the Cumulative Case List.
                                                         
          
          
Cumulative Case List

Issue CodeDescriptionResults
 Validity decisions 
01 102(a) -- earlier public knowledge or publication P: 1 [407]
I: 2 [350, 405
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent P:2 [341, 372]
I:3 [360, 363, 391]
03 102(b) -- public useP:  
I: [363(2)]
04 102(b) -- on sale P:
I:
05 102(c) -- abandonmentP:
I:  
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patentingP:
I:
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another P:
I:
08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship P:
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P: 2 [361, 391]
I: 5 [347, 383(2), 391, 399]
10 103 -- obviousness P:2 [361, 391]
I:5[347, 383(2), 391, 399]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P:1 [346]
I: 
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P:1 [407] 
I:1 [401]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best modeP:  
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P:1 [357]
I:1 [402]
15 Double patenting P:
I:
16 Improper broadeningP:
I:
 Enforceability decisions 
17 Inequitable conduct P:1 [390]
I:4 [348, 364, 399, 420]
18 Misuse P:1 [344] 
I:
 Procedural defenses 
19 Laches P:1 [384]
I:
20 Equitable estoppelP:  
I:
21 LimitationsP:
I:
22 Failure to markP:
I:
 Infringement issues 
23 Literal direct infringement P:14 [341, 352, 355, 361, 378, 379, 380, 389, 391(2), 392, 410, 417, 419]]
I: 45 [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]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 5 [341, 351, 387, 406(2) ]
I: 18[349, 350, 353(3), 370, 375, 382, 385, 395, 396, 409, 413(2), 414, 417, 420, 421]
25 Inducing infringement P:1[383]
I:
26 Contributory infringement P:
I:1 [383]
27 Selling or importing product of patented processP:
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g)P:
I:
29 License defenseP:
I:
30 Exhaustion defenseP:  
I:
31 Exemption under 271(e)P:
I:
32 Exemption for other experimentsP:
I:
 Damages calculations 
33 Lost profits P:
I:
34 Reasonable royalty P: 3 [361, 378, 410]
I: 1 [368]
35 Split basesP:
I:
 Special factors 
36 Willfulness P:2 [341, 367]
I:2 [361(2)]
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P:
I:  
38 Attorney fees to patentee P:1[378]
I:
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P:1[394]
I:2[348, 398]
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P:4 [366, 377, 388, 397]
I:6 [365, 386, 400, 403, 404, 415]