This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case and a nonprecedential opinion in a case concerning false advertising and the Lanham Act. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Apple Inc. v. Voip-Pal.com, Inc. (Precedential)
In two consolidated appeals, Apple Inc. challenges the final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that certain claims of Voip-Pal.com, Inc.’s patents were not invalid for obviousness. Apple also challenges the Board’s sanctions determinations. We find no error in the Board’s non-obviousness determinations or in its sanctions rulings. We vacate and remand the Board’s final written decisions as to nineteen claims on mootness grounds. We affirm as to the remaining claims.
Wing Enterprises, Inc. v. Tricam Industries, Inc. (Nonprecedential)
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota granted defendant Tricam Industries, Inc.’s (“Tricam”) motion to exclude testimony from plaintiff Wing Enterprises, Inc.’s (“Wing”) expert and granted Tricam’s motion for summary judgment. See Wing Enters., Inc. v. Tricam Indus., Inc., No. 17-cv-01769, 2019 WL 2994465 (D. Minn. July 10, 2019) (“Decision”). Wing appeals. For the reasons below, we reverse-in-part, affirm-in-part, and remand.