Schwendimann v. Neenah, Inc.


Question(s) Presented

1. “Is it permissible for the Federal Circuit to issue a Rule 36 Judgment, affirming certain claims as anticipated, where the Federal Circuit has been presented with inconsistent claim constructions from (1) the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (‘PTAB’) and (2) a District Court, and the Federal Circuit’s Rule 36 affirmance does not state which claim constructions were held correct, thereby making it impossible for Patent Owner and the public to know how the claims were construed, and making it impossible for Patent Owner to seek review of the claim constructions?”

2. “Assuming, arguendo (and with no way of knowing), that the Panel found that the District Court’s constructions of the claim terms were correct (and either rejected the PTAB’s claim constructions or somehow reconciled the two sets of claim constructions), was it erroneous for the Panel to invalidate claims as anticipated where there was no express or inherent disclosure that the prior art reference contained each of the claim limitations in the invalidated patent claims?”

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Proceedings and Orders
May 7, 2024
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/23/2024.
May 28, 2024
Petition DENIED.