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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 Code

Description

Results

 

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 use

P:  
I: [363(2)]

04

102(b) -- on sale

P:
I:

05

102(c) -- abandonment

P:
I:  

06

102(d) -- prior foreign patenting

P:
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 mode

P:  
I:  

14

112 -- claim indefinite

P:1 [357]
I:1 [402]

15

Double patenting

P:
I:

16

Improper broadening

P:
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 estoppel

P:  
I:

21

Limitations

P:
I:

22

Failure to mark

P:
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 process

P:
I:

28

Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g)

P:
I:

29

License defense

P:
I:

30

Exhaustion defense

P:  
I:

31

Exemption under 271(e)

P:
I:

32

Exemption for other experiments

P:
I:

 

Damages calculations

 

33

Lost profits

P:
I:

34

Reasonable royalty

P: 3 [361, 378, 410]
I: 1 [368]

35

Split bases

P:
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]