Markman Construction of “Along” based on the Specification

In Stern v. Globus Medical in the District of Delaware (Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-91-RGA), the Markman construction of the claim term “along a longitudinal axis” was “on line or course parallel or close to,” i.e., not nec… Read More

With License Ambiguous, Patent Exhaustion Heads to Jury

In Audio MPEG, Inc. v. Dell Inc., the Eastern District of Virginia denied summary judgment of patent exhaustion because it was ambiguous whether a license between Audio MPEG and Dell’s supplier Microsoft covered the allegedly in… Read More

No Patent-Eligibility for Biometric Identification System

Patent claims to “providing global biometric identification services to a plurality of remote parties” are directed to an unpatentable abstract idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101, said the court in IQS US Inc. v. Calsoft Labs, Inc.,… Read More

PTAB Construes Claim Term Based on Explicit Definition in Specification

In AVX Corporation v. Presidio Components (IPR2016-00636), the PTAB construed the claim term “essentially monolithic” based on the explicit definition provided in the detailed description of the challenged patent, US6,661,639.… Read More

Court Finds Evonik Entitled to Permanent Injunction

In August 2009, Evonik Degussa GmbH filed a complaint for infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,378,528 directed to olefin metathesis catalysts containing NHC (N-heterocyclic carbene) ligands against Materia Inc.  After nearly ei… Read More