A cautionary tale for use of “the present invention” – Techtronic Industries, LTD v. ITC

My first thought when reading this case was doesn’t anyone else have a garage door that will not close even when there is nothing in the way?  Or that goes on psychotic ‘opening and closing’ benders for no apparent reason?  I can’t be the only one – clearly improved garage door openers are needed in […]

Parties seek redress under Arthrex, despite “waiver”

In Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH, V. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Appeal Nos 2019-1368 and 2019-1369, decided November 19, 2019 Sanofi-Aventis v Mylan, a majority of the Federal Circuit rejected Sanofi’s request to vacate the Board’s decision and remand to a different Board panel under Arthrex, in a footnote.  Slip opinion, footnote 4.   Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith […]

Federal Circuit holds claims for infringement under the doctrine of equivalents barred by prosecution history estoppel

Pharma Tech Solutions, Inc., Decision IT Corp., v. LifeScan, Inc., LifeScan Scotland, LTD., Johnson and Johnson, Appeal 2019-1163, decided November 22, 2019. pharma-tech-solutions-v-lifescan Procedural Background Pharma Tech Solutions, Inc. sued LifeScan, Inc. for infringement of US Patent Nos. 6,153,069 and 6,413,411, both directed to blood glucose monitoring systems. As originally presented, the claims of the […]