This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Federal Circuit also released five Rule 36 judgments. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the Rule 36 judgments.
SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corp. (Nonprecedential)
In 2017, we affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (Board) decision in an inter partes reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 8,023,290 (’290 patent). Vicor Corp. v. SynQor, Inc., 869 F.3d 1309, 1312 (Fed. Cir. 2017) (SynQor III). On remand, the Board held all of the ’290 patent’s claims unpatentable under 35 U.S.C § 103 over two different combinations of references. Because the Board’s fact findings are supported by substantial evidence and its unpatentability determination is correct as to the second combination of references, we affirm.