McKeon Products, Inc. v. Howard S. Leight & Associates, Inc.

In 1995, McKeon Products (“McKeon”) sued Howard S. Leight and Associates (“Leight”) over its use of a phonetically identical trademark. Both companies made earplugs. McKeon used the brand name “MACK’S,” and Leight used the brand names “MAX” and “MAX-LITE.” The... Read more →

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Traxcell Technologies, LLC v. Sprint Communications Co.

Traxcell sued Sprint and Verizon3 for infringement of four patents related to self-optimizing wireless networks and to navigation technology. After claim construction and discovery, the district court granted summary judgment for Sprint and Verizon. Traxcell appeals. For the reasons below,... Read more →

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In Re Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks, Inc., petitions for a writ of mandamus directing the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to transfer these six actions to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. We hold... Read more →

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In Re: SurgiSil, LLP

SurgiSil appeals a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirming an examiner’s rejection of SurgiSil’s design patent application, No. 29/491,550. Because the Board erred in holding that the claimed design is not limited to the particular article of... Read more →

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Cosmokey Solutions GMBH & Co. v. Duo Security LLC

CosmoKey Solutions GmbH & Co. KG appeals the United States District Court for the District of Delaware’s entry of judgment on the pleadings holding that the asserted claims of CosmoKey’s U.S. Patent No. 9,246,903 are ineligible under 35 U.S.C. §... Read more →

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Acceleration Bay LLC v. 2K Sports, Inc.

This is an appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware’s decisions construing certain claim terms in plaintiff-appellant Acceleration Bay LLC’s four asserted patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 6,701,344, 6,714,966, 6,910,069, and 6,920,497, and granting defendant-appellees 2K Sports,... Read more →

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Horror Inc. v. Miller

This dispute concerns whether, for Copyright Act purposes, the screenwriter Victor Miller was an employee or independent contractor of the film production company Manny, Inc., in 1979, when Miller wrote the screenplay for the landmark horror film Friday the 13th,... Read more →

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Kannuu Pty Ltd. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Kannuu Pty Ltd. (Kannuu) appeals from the district court’s denial of its motion for a preliminary injunction compelling Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (collectively, Samsung) to seek dismissal of Samsung’s petitions for inter partes review at... Read more →

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In Re Vivint, Inc.

In 2011, Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), Pub. L. No. 112-29, 125 Stat. 284 (codified in scattered sections of title 35). Overhauling the patent system, Congress created new ways to reexamine the validity of issued patents. See... Read more →

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SRI International, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

OLL, Circuit Judge. SRI International, Inc. appeals the United States District Court for the District of Delaware’s denial of its motion to reinstate the jury’s willfulness verdict and to reinstate the district court’s award of enhanced damages. Cisco Systems, Inc.... Read more →

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