This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case and a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. v. One World Technologies, Inc. (Precedential)
This is a patent case involving garage door and gate operator systems. The Chamberlain Group, Inc. appeals the final written decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review of claims 18–25 of U.S. Patent No. 7,196,611, which found all challenged claims anticipated. See One World Techs., Inc. v. Chamberlain Group, Inc., No. IPR2017-00214 (P.T.A.B. May 15, 2018). Because the Board’s anticipation findings are supported by substantial evidence, we affirm.
CG Technology Development, LLC v. FanDuel, Inc. (Nonprecedential)
CG Technology Development, LLC (CG Tech) appeals the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s Final Written Decision holding claims 1, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 31, and 32 of U.S. Patent RE39,818 would have been obvious. FanDuel, Inc. v. CG Tech. Dev., LLC, No. IPR2017-00902, 2018 WL 5269266, at *1 (P.T.A.B. Oct. 4, 2018) (Board Opinion). Because substantial evidence supports the Board’s finding that U.S. Patent No. 5,816,918 (Kelly) teaches the disputed limitations even under the proper construction of the “authorize play based on age” limitations, we affirm.