This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and a Rule 36 judgment. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

Valve Corp. v. Ironburg Inventions Ltd. (Precedential)

Valve Corporation (“Valve”) appeals two final written decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) determining that claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,289,688 (“the ’688 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 9,352,229 (“the ’229 patent”) were not shown to be unpatentable. Ironburg Inventions Ltd. (“Ironburg”), the owner of the ’688 patent and the ’229 patent, cross-appeals the Board’s determination that other claims of the ’688 patent were shown to be unpatentable. We affirm in part, reverse in part, vacate in part, and remand.

Rule 36 Judgment