This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case and one precedential opinion in a trade case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
GS CleanTech Corp. v. Adkins Energy LLC (Precedential)
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (“District Court”) found Appellants GS CleanTech Corporation and Greenshift Corporation’s (together, “CleanTech”) U.S. Patent Nos. 7,601,858 (“the ’858 patent”), 8,008,516 (“the ’516 patent”), 8,008,517 (“the ’517 patent”), and 8,283,484 (“the ’484 patent”) (together, “the Patents-in-Suit”) unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. Corrected Memorandum Opinion & Order after Bench Trial, In re: Method of Processing Ethanol Byproducts & Related Subsystems (’858) Patent Litig., No. 1:10- ml-02181-LJM-DML (S.D. Ind. Sept. 15, 2016), ECF No. 1653 (J.A. 236–313) (Opinion and Order); see J.A. 314– 15 (Judgment).
CleanTech appeals. We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(1) (2012). We affirm.
Comcast Corp. v. International Trade Commission (Precedential)
Appellants Comcast Corporation, Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, Comcast Business Communications, LLC, Comcast Holdings Corporation, Comcast Shared Services, LLC (collectively “Comcast”); ARRIS Enterprises, Inc., ARRIS Global Ltd., ARRIS Group, Inc., ARRIS International plc, ARRIS Solutions, Inc., ARRIS Technology, Inc., Pace Americas, LLC (collectively “ARRIS”); and Technicolor SA, Technicolor Connected Home USA LLC, and Technicolor USA, Inc. (collectively “Technicolor”) appeal the decision and orders of the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC” or “Commission”). The ITC’s rulings are in accordance with law and supported by substantial evidence, and are affirmed.