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Everlight Electronics v. Nichia Corporation

In Everlight Electronics, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a verdict of invalidity rendered by a jury in a declaratory judgment action. The Court agreed with the lower court's determination that the jury verdict was supported by substantial evidence. The Court's opinion touches on several obviousness-related issues,...[more]

KSR v. Teleflex

In KSR v. Teleflex, a unanimous Supreme Court reminded the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that Graham v. John Deere controls the obviousness inquiry and warned that a rigid application of the teaching / suggestion / motivation test as a litmus test for obviousness is inconsistent with the...[more]

WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical Corporation

Following on the heels of its en banc decision in Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom, which held that inter partes review “time-bar determinations under [35 U.S.C.] § 315(b) are reviewable by this court,” the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical Corporation considered the meaning of...[more]

In re Facebook, Inc.

Prior art disclosing algorithm that happens to result in contiguity does not anticipate claim that requires contiguity. And it may not render it obvious, either.

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