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DECISIONS FOR 2000 - 2004

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

Issue CodeDescriptionResults
 Validity decisions 
01 102(a) -- earlier public knowledge or publication
P=71 8 appellate affirmances;
4 appellate reversals;
38 trial court rulings after trial;
21 trial court summary judgments
I=35 7 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
9 trial court rulings after trial;
14 trial court summary judgments
02 102(b) -- time-bar publication or patent
P=46 20 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
10 trial court rulings after trial;
11 trial court summary judgments
I=38 18 appellate affirmances;
4 appellate reversals;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
13 trial court summary judgments
03 102(b) -- public use
P=20 3 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
4 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments
I=22 8 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
11 trial court summary judgments
04 102(b) -- on sale
P=52 17 appellate affirmances;
13 appellate reversals;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment
I=42 24 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
11 trial court summary judgments;
4 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments
05 102(c) -- abandonment
P=1 1 trial court summary judgment
I=1 1 trial court summary judgment
06 102(d) -- prior foreign patenting
P=2 1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court summary judgment
I=
07 102(e) -- earlier-filed US patent of another
P=12 1 appellate affirmance;
1 appellate reversal;
4 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments
I=4 1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court summary judgments;
08 102(e) -- derived subject matter; wrong inventorship
P=15 4 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments;
I=4 3 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court summary judgment
09 102(g) -- prior invention by another (novelty)
P=23 3 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
9 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments
I=19 8 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
5 trial court rulings after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments
10 103 -- obviousness
P=139 37 appellate affirmances;
17 appellate reversals;
57 trial court rulings after trial;
27 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment
I=90 35 appellate affirmances;
17 appellate reversals;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
19 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment
11 112 -- inadequate disclosure --description
P=41 12 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments
I=45 8 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
20 trial court rulings after trial;
15 trial court summary judgments
12 112 -- inadequate disclosure --enablement
P=33 10 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments
I=45 13 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
21 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments
13 112 -- inadequate disclosure --best mode
P=32 6 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments
I=8 2 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments
14 112 -- claim indefinite
P=41 8 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals
18 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments
I=27 7 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
7 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments;
1 ITC summary judgment
15 Double patenting
P=2 1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment
I=15 9 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments
16 Improper broadening
P=4 2 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment
I=5 3 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment
 Enforceability decisions 
17 Inequitable conduct
P=115 38 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
38 trial court rulings after trial;
32 trial court summary judgments
I=53 12 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
29 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments
18 Misuse
P=8 2 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments
I=
 Procedural defenses 
19 Laches
P=20 2 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments
I=21 4 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial
20 Equitable estoppel
P=13 2 appellate affirmances;
4 trial court rulings after trial;
7 trial court summary judgments
I=7 1 appellate affirmance;
2 trial court rulings after trial;
3 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment
21 Limitations P=
I=
22 Failure to mark
P=4 1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments
I=10 1 appellate reversal;
9 trial court summary judgments
 Infringement issues 
23 Literal direct infringement
P=244 65 appellate affirmances;
53 appellate reversals;
46 trial court rulings after trial;
79 trial court summary judgments;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment
I=590 230 appellate affirmances;
26 appellate reversals;
64 trial court rulings after trial;
266 trial court summary judgments;
4 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments
24 Doctrine of equivalents direct infringement
P=74 19 appellate affirmances;
34 appellate reversals;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments;
2 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments
I=388 161 appellate affirmances;
18 appellate reversals;
37 trial court rulings after trial;
170 trial court summary judgments;
2 Court of Federal Claims summary judgments
25 Inducing infringement
P=39 11 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
9 trial court rulings after trial;
12 trial court summary judgments
I=62 5 appellate affirmances;
26 trial court rulings after trial;
31 trial court summary judgments
26 Contributory infringement
P=26 1 appellate affirmance;
5 appellate reversals;
8 trial court rulings after trial;
12 trial court summary judgments
I=55 6 appellate affirmances;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
33 trial court summary judgments
27 Selling or importing product of patented process
P=4
2 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment
I=3 1 appellate reversal;
2 trial court summary judgments
28 Shipping abroad 271(f) or (g)
P=1 1 trial court summary judgment
I=2 1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial
29 License defense
P=7 1 appellate affirmance;
1 trial court ruling after trial;
5 trial court summary judgments
I=6 1 appellate affirmance;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments
30 Exhaustion defense
P=2 2 trial court summary judgments
I=3 2 appellate affirmances;
1 trial court summary judgment
31 Exemption under 271(e)
P=7 5 appellate affirmances;
2 trial court rulings after trial
I=7 7 trial court summary judgments
32 Exemption for other experiments P=
I=
 Damages calculations 
33 Lost profits
P=26 12 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
12 trial court rulings after trial
I=20 3 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment
34 Reasonable royalty
P=32 12 appellate affirmances;
2 appellate reversals;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments
I=12 4 appellate reversals;
8 trial court rulings after trial
35 Split bases
P=2 1 trial court ruling after trial;
1 Court of Federal Claims summary judgment
I=5 1 appellate reversal;
3 trial court rulings after trial;
1 trial court summary judgment
 Special factors 
36 Willfulness
P=54 27 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
24 trial court rulings after trial
I=35 11 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
13 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments
37 Enhanced damages due to willfulness
P=36 16 appellate affirmances;
14 trial court rulings after trial;
6 trial court summary judgments
I=11 3 appellate affirmances;
3 appellate reversals;
5 trial court rulings after trial
38 Attorney fees to patentee
P=38 14 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
16 trial court rulings after trial;
7 trial court summary judgments
I=18 4 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
7 trial court rulings after trial;
2 trial court summary judgments
39 Attorney fees to accused infringer
P=46 21 appellate affirmances;
7 appellate reversals;
14 trial court rulings after trial;
4 trial court summary judgments
I=35 10 appellate affirmances;
5 appellate reversals;
11 trial court rulings after trial;
9 trial court summary judgments
40 Preliminary injunction ruling
P=41 14 appellate affirmances;
1 appellate reversal;
18 trial court rulings after trial;
8 trial court summary judgments
I=60 19 appellate affirmances;
9 appellate reversals;
15 trial court rulings after trial;
17 trial court summary judgments