3Q 2006 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: 3 [443; 447; 462]
I:
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent

P: 3 [443; 451; 466]
I: 9 [465; 431; 435; 453; 468; 479; 451; 488(2)]

03 102(b) -- public use P:  
I: 2 [439(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: 1 [443]
I:
08 102(f) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship P: 1 [431]
I:
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty) P: 2 [443; 490]
I: 1 [424]
10 103 -- obviousness P: 6 [443; 447; 462; 475; 464; 466]
I: 6 [431; 446; 470; 423; 424; 467]
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description P: 1 [443]
I:  3[443; 482(2)]
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement P:  2 [436; 443]
I: 1 [482]
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode P: 1 [443]
I:  
14 112 -- claim indefinite P: 1 [461]
I:  1 [488]
15 Double patenting P:
I:
16 Improper broadening P: 1 [447]
I:
  Enforceability decisions  
17 Inequitable conduct P: 13 [429(2); 445; 447; 462; 473; 474(2); 424; 451(2); 464(2)]
I:
18 Misuse P: 1  [480]
I:
  Procedural defenses  
19 Laches P: 
I:
20 Equitable estoppel P:  
I:
21 Limitations P:
I: 1 [477]
22 Failure to mark P:
I:
  Infringement issues  
23 Literal direct infringement P: 11 [426(3); 432; 436; 455; 462; 471(2); 451(2)]
I: 34 [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]
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement P: 4 [471; 451(2); 494]
I: 25 [427; 428(2); 434; 435; 441; 444(2); 448; 454; 459; 463(2); 468; 469; 472; 483; 424; 451(4); 464; 492; 493]
25 Inducing infringement P: 1 [456]
I: 9 [428(2); 460(2); 463; 472; 451(2); 466]
26 Contributory infringement P: 1 [456]
I: 5 [428(2); 463; 451(2)]
27 Selling or importing product of patented process P:
I:
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g) P: 1 [485]
I:
29 License defense P: 5 [425(5)]
I:
30 Exhaustion defense P:  9 [425(8); 430]
I:
31 Exemption under 271(e) P:
I:
32 Exemption for other experiments P:
I:
  Damages calculations  
33 Lost profits P: 1 [495]
I:
34 Reasonable royalty P:
I:
35 Split bases P:
I:
  Special factors  
36 Willfulness P:  2 [437; 438]
I: 1 [457]
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness P: 3 [437; 438; 485]
I:  2 [450; 452]
38 Attorney fees to patentee P: 3 [438; 450; 476]
I: 5 [437; 442; 452; 481; 484]
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer P: 1 [440]
I: 1 [449]
40 Preliminary injunction ruling P: 3 [433; 478; 491]
I: 2 [422; 467]