This morning the Federal Circuit released nonprecedential opinions in two separate patent cases appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential order granting in part and denying in part a motion for sanctions and a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions, text from the order, and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.
Mobility Workx, LLC v. Unified Patents, LLC (Nonprecedential)
Mobility Workx, LLC (“Mobility”) appeals a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) determining that claims 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7 of U.S. Patent No. 8,213,417 (“the ’417 patent”) were unpatentable as obvious. We affirm.
NuCurrent, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Nonprecedential)
NuCurrent appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final written decisions in three post-grant proceedings concluding that the challenged claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,941,729 and 10,063,100 are unpatentable as obvious. Because substantial evidence supports the Board’s conclusions, we affirm.
Pop Top Corp. v. Rakuten Kobo Inc. (Nonprecedential Order)
Rakuten Kobo Inc. (Kobo) moves for sanctions against Pop Top Corp. (Pop Top) under Rule 38 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Kobo argues that Pop Top’s appeal was frivolous and requests attorneys’ fees plus double its costs as damages. Kobo further requests we hold Pop Top and its counsel jointly and severally liable for the sanctions. For the following reasons, we grant the motion in part and deny it in part.