This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, issued a nonprecedential order unsealing the opinion in that case, and issued three Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

Global Equity Management (SA) v. Ebay Inc. (Nonprecedential)

Appellees eBay Inc., Alibaba.com Hong Kong Ltd., and Booking.com B.V. (“Booking”) (collectively, “Petitioners”) sought inter partes review (“IPR”) of claims 1, 2, 16, and 28 of U.S. Patent No.6,690,400 (“the ’400 patent”) and claims 1–7 of U.S. Patent No. 7,356,677 (“the ’677 patent”) (together, “the Challenged Patents”), both owned by Appellant Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. (“GEMSA”). GEMSA moved to terminate the IPR proceedings pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 315(a)(1) (2012) and 37 C.F.R. § 42.8(b)(1) (2018). J.A.2357–75 (Motion to Terminate IPR2016– 01828), 6662–80 (Motion to Terminate IPR2016-01829). In a single decision, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied GEMSA’s motions to terminate. See eBay Inc. v. Glob. Equity Mgmt. (SA) Pty. Ltd. (eBay I), Nos. IPR2016–01828, IPR2016– 01829, 2018 WL 485988, at *3 (P.T.A.B. Jan. 18, 2018) (Decision) (J.A. 3487–93, 7801–07). The PTAB subsequently found claims 1 and 2 of the ’400 patent and claims 1, 2, 6, and 7 of the ’677 patent unpatentable. See eBay Inc. v. Glob. Equity Mgmt. (SA) Pty. Ltd. (eBay II), No. IPR2016-01828, 2018 WL 1881463, at *12 (P.T.A.B. Apr. 18, 2018) (Final Written Decision) (J.A. 1–31); eBay Inc. v. Glob. Equity Mgmt. (SA) Pty. Ltd. (eBay III), No. IPR2016–01829, 2018 WL 1898071, at *21 (P.T.A.B. Apr. 19, 2018) (Final Written Decision) (J.A. 32–78).

GEMSA appeals. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(4)(A) (2012). We affirm.

Global Equity Management (SA) v. Ebay Inc. (Nonprecedential Order)

Before the court is the parties’ January 6, 2020 joint response to this court’s order to show cause. The parties have agreed that this court’s December 23, 2019 opinion should be unsealed in its entirety. Accordingly,


The opinion issued under seal on December 23, 2019 is hereby unsealed in its entirety.

Rule 36 Judgments