2Q 2007 Report

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: 4 [722; 801(2); 803]
I: 1 [841]
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P: 12 [757; 766; 769(2); 796; 798; 801(2); 803; 828; 718(2)]
I: 16 [762; 768; 791(4); 794; 808(2); 829; 731; 739; 841; 846; 851(2)]

03 102(b) -- public use P:  6 [723(2); 769(2); 829; 724]
I: 6 [793(2); 844(2); 846(2)]
04 102(b) -- on sale P: 5 [752(2); 769(2); 724]
I: 1 [732]
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: 1 [772]
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P:
I: 1 [841]
10 103 -- obviousness P: 9 [723; 747; 757; 769(2); 775; 794; 716; 847]
I: 19 [743; 758; 759; 765; 768; 773(2); 793; 829; 715; 731; 734; 735; 739; 740; 838; 841; 844(2)]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P: 8 [769(2); 775; 782; 794; 801(3)]
I:  2 [843(2)]
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P:  9 [766; 769(2); 775; 794; 798; 801(3)]
I: 2 [841; 843]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode P:  12 [749; 766; 769(2); 773(2); 775; 782; 801(4)]
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P: 4 [775; 794; 829; 718]
I:  7 [717; 759; 761(3); 779; 719]
15 Double patenting P: 2 [757; 775]
I:
16 Improper broadening P:
I: 1 [742]
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct P: 18 [749; 757; 758; 765; 775; 780(2); 786; 794; 803; 812(4); 823; 830; 724; 833]
I: 8 [717; 751(2); 763(2); 773(2); 730]
18 Misuse P: 5 [749; 758; 781; 782; 794] 
I:
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches P:  8 [749; 758(2); 781; 782; 821(2); 809]
I: 1 [809]
20 Equitable estoppel P:  1 [781]
I: 1 [840]
21 Limitations P: 2 [821(2)]
I:
22 Failure to mark P:
I:
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement P: 31 [748; 752(2); 756; 758; 766(4); 768(3); 769(4); 783; 785; 786; 794; 797; 800; 802; 804; 813; 826(2); 829; 718; 739; 741]
I: 94 [721; 738; 744; 745; 750; 753(2); 754; 758; 760; 766(2); 767; 769(3); 770; 771; 773(2); 774(5); 775; 783; 784; 788(2); 791(4); 793(2); 794(2); 798; 801(3); 805(2); 806(3); 807; 808(2); 810; 811(4); 815; 816; 825(2); 826(2); 828; 829; 831(3); 832(3); 720; 723(2); 726; 727; 734(2); 735(2); 736; 737; 835; 836; 837; 839(2); 842; 844(2); 845; 848; 849; 850; 851(2)]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 6 [766(4); 768; 794]
I: 46 [738; 753(2); 758; 760; 766(2); 767; 768; 769(3); 770; 771; 773(2); 774(4); 775; 776; 777; 783; 793(2); 794(2); 798; 806(3); 807; 808(2); 811(4); 816; 829; 832; 842; 845; 849; 850]
25 Inducing infringement P: 10 [752(2); 766(4); 769(4)]
I: 6 [729; 750; 758(2); 790; 849]
26 Contributory infringement P: 9 [766(4); 769(4); 802]
I: 3 [790; 794; 849]
27 Selling or importing product of patented process P:
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g) P:
I:
29 License defense P:4 [749; 756; 781; 782]
I: 3 [754; 771; 840]
30 Exhaustion defense P:  3 [749; 781; 782]
I:
31 Exemption under 271(e) P:
I:
32 Exemption for other experiments P:
I:
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits P: 1 [802]
I: 2 [729; 731]
34 Reasonable royalty P: 1 [725]
I:
35 Split bases P:
I:
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness P:  3 [792; 800; 741]
I:
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P: 4 [778; 792; 824(2)]
I:  
38 Attorney fees to patentee P: 5 [824(2); 827(2); 778]
I: 4 [778; 794; 733; 834]
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P: 2 [765; 794]
I: 9 [746; 818(2); 820(2); 822(4)]
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P: 5 [755(2); 787; 817(2)]
I: 6 [764; 789; 795; 796; 799; 814]