This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a first patent case and a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
On Monday, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Biogen MA Inc. v. EMD Serono, Inc., a case we have been tracking because it attracted an amicus brief. In the opinion, a panel of the court composed of Judges Newman, Linn, and Hughes unanimously reversed the district court’s grant of judgment as a matter of law and remanded with instructions to reinstate the jury verdict finding that the patent-in-suit was invalid as anticipated. Here is a summary of the opinion.
This morning, the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions in a patent case and a veterans case. The court also issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus that would have directed a district court to stay proceedings. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the order.
Yesterday, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company, a case we have been tracking because it attracted an amicus brief. In the opinion, a panel of the court composed of Judges Prost, Newman, and Bryson unanimously affirmed-in-part and reversed-in-part a district court’s construction of claim terms. The court also vacated the district court’s granting of JMOL based on estoppel due to a previous inter partes review proceeding. Finally, the court affirmed the district court’s judgment that the asserted claims were not improperly broadened. Based on its holdings, the court remanded the case back to the district court. Here is a summary of the opinion.