Alphabetical listing of informative decisions

This is an alphabetical listing of informative decisions. For a list of precedential and informative decisions by topic, click here.

 

A-C

A

B

C

D-F

D

  • Ex parte Daniels, No. 2008-0568 (May 20, 2009) (May 20, 2009) [evaluating sufficiency of affidavit]
  • Ex parte Dart, No. 2007-1325 (Aug. 22, 2007) [Obviousness - analogous art, pertinent to same problem - rationales, predictable results]
  • DeBoer v. Gordon, Int. 105,004, Paper 18 (Feb. 3, 2003) [Interferences - analysis of whether interference-in-fact]
  • Deeper, UAB v. Vexilar, Inc., Case No. IPR2018-01310, Paper 7 (Jan. 24, 2019) (designated: Apr. 5, 2019) [AIA § 314(a), insufficient number of proposed grounds/challenges to claims meet reasonable likelihood standard]
  • Dionne v. Liotta, Int. 104,333, Paper 119 (Oct. 31, 2001) [Obviousness – person of ordinary skill in the art, evidence in support]
  • Ex parte Ditzik, No. 2018-000087 (Mar. 2, 2018) [Issue preclusion - precluded by prior district court adjudication]
  • Dung v. Buehler, Int. 105,893, Paper 121 (July 23, 2013) [Interferences - procedure - late introduction of evidence]

E

  • Eli Lilly & Co. v. Cameron, Int. 104,104, Paper 18 (Oct. 31, 2001) [Interferences - procedure - request for adverse judgment]
  • Ellsworth v. Moore, No. Int. 104,528, Paper 54 (Nov. 20, 2001) [Interferences - inventorship]
  • Ex parte Erol, No. 2011-001143 (Mar. 13, 2013) [§§ 112(2), 112(6), lack of “means”]

F

  • Ex parte Fautz, No. 2019-000106 (May 15, 2019) (designated July 1, 2019) [§ 101, statutory subject matter - applying 2019 revised guidance]
  • Ex parte Fletcher, No. 2009-007416 (Jan. 26, 2010) [Ex parte appeals - official notice, failure to traverse]
  • Ex parte Frenk, No. 2009-005654 (June 19, 2009) [Claim construction - construing “substantially”]
  • Furman v. Cheng, Int. 104,523, Paper 58 (May 11, 2001) [Interferences - priority - procedure for showing]

G-I

G

H

I

J-L

J

  • Ex parte Janakiraman, No. 2008-0998 (May 6, 2009) [Ex parte appeals - new grounds of rejection, fairness]
  • Ex parte Jerg, No. 2011-000044 (Apr. 17, 2012) [Ex parte appeals - double patenting - not reaching provisional double patenting]
  • Johns Manville Corp. v. Knauf Insulation, Inc., Case IPR2018-00827, Paper 9 (Oct. 16, 2018) [denying institution – insufficient reason to combine references]
  • Ex parte Jud, No. 2006-1061 (Jan. 30, 2007) [Obviousness - person of ordinary skill in the art - evidence considered]

K

  • Karim v. Jobson, Int. 105,376, Paper 99 (Feb. 28, 2007) [Interferences - jurisdiction - discretion to decide patentability issues]
  • Kaufman v. Talieh, Int. 105,233, Paper 23 (Nov. 19, 2004) [Interferences - settlement - actions construed to be request for adverse judgment]
  • Kayak Software Corp. v. Int’l Bus. Mach. Corp., CBM2016-00075, Paper 16 (Dec. 15, 2016) (designated Mar. 21, 2018) [AIA - multiple proceedings, 35 U.S.C. § 325(d) - deny institution - examination]
  • Khavari v. D.T., Int. 104,696, Paper 21 (2001) [Interferences - motions - untimely and argumentative motions list]
  • Ex parte Kim, No. 2007-3980 (May 29, 2008) [35 U.S.C. § 112 – indefiniteness - lack of specification guidance]
  • Ex parte Kimizuka, No. 2018-001081 (May 15, 2019) (designated July 1, 2019) [35 U.S.C. § 101 – statutory subject matter - applying 2019 revised guidance]
  • Kopf-Sill v. Yager, Int. 104,718, Paper 81 (Mar. 11, 2002) [Interferences - motions - untimely motions]
  • Ex parte Kraus, No. 2005-0841, Paper 52 (Sept. 21, 2006) [Reissue - recapture]
  • Ex parte Kraus, No. 2005-0841, Paper 50 (Feb. 22, 2006) [Reissue - recapture]
  • Kundu v. Ragunathan, Int. 104,843, Paper 51 (Oct. 18, 2002) [Interferences - priority - § 102(g) abandon, suppress, or conceal]

L

  • Ex parte Lakkala, No. 2011-001526 (Mar. 13, 2013) [§§ 112(2), 112(6), lack of “means”]
  • Lalonde v. Li, Int. 105,607, Paper 23 (Mar. 19, 2008) [Interferences - motions - scope of motions list]
  • Ex parte Langemyr, No. 2008-1495 (May 28, 2008) [§ 101, abstract idea]
  • Ex parte Lazzara, No. 2007-0192 (Nov. 13, 2007) [35 U.S.C. § 112, indefiniteness - term of degree]
  • Ex parte Lazzara, No. 2007-0192 (May 30, 2007) [35 U.S.C. § 112, indefiniteness - term of degree]
  • LeVeen v. Edwards, Int. 104,290, Paper 348 (Apr. 23, 2002) [Interferences - motions - striking improper brief]
  • LeVeen v. Edwards, Int. 104,290, Paper 351 (2002) [Interferences - motions - untimely arguments]
  • Ex parte Liebermann, No. 2007-0012 (May 17, 2007) [§ 251, recapture]
  • Luv N’ Care, Ltd. v. McGinley, Case No. IPR2017-01216, Paper 13 (Sept. 18, 2017) [AIA - bar due to patent owner’s action, 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) - insufficient funds at filing] 

M-O

M

N

  • Nagaraj v. Rickerby, Int. 104,817, Paper 51 (Dec. 5, 2002) [Interferences - evidence/discovery - motions in limine]
  • Noelle v. Armitage, Int. 104,724 Paper 89 (May 15, 2003) and Paper 92 (July 3, 2008) [Interferences - procedure - circumstances when appropriate to proceed to priority phase]
  • Noelle v. Armitage, Int. 104,724, Paper 33 (Apr. 26, 2002) [Interferences - procedure - stay of interference]
  • Noelle v. Lederman, Int. 104,415, Paper 135 (Oct. 19, 2001) [Interferences - interference-in-fact - one-way distinctiveness]

O

  • Odman v. Kent, Int. 105,748, Paper 34 (Mar. 28, 2011) [Interference]
  • Ex parte Olson, No. 2017-006489 (Mar. 25, 2019) (designated July 1, 2019) [35 U.S.C. § 101 – statutory subject matter - applying 2019 revised guidance]
  • Ondeyka v. Shelley, Int. 104,709, Paper 14 (July 24, 2001) [Interferences - jurisdiction - expired patent]

P-R

P

Q

 

R

  • Rabbani v. Notomi, Int. 105,427, Paper 145 (Jan. 25, 2008) [Interferences - motions - motion vs. reply]
  • Ex parte Righi, No. 2007-0590 (July 25, 2007) [Obviousness - rationales - known elements; fewer than all references]
  • Rodriguez Rilo v Benedict, Int. 105,684 (RT), Paper 17 (Mar. 23, 2009) [Interferences - interference-in-fact - procedure for showing]
  • Rohr v. McNulty, Int. 104,804, Paper 39 (Mar. 6, 2003) [Interferences - procedure - adding claims to interference]
  • Rohrman v. Alt, Paper 21 (June 27, 2001) [Interferences - procedure - adding claims to interference]
  • Rose v. Frazer, Int. 104,773, Paper 23 (Dec. 17, 2001) [Interferences - procedure - correcting a preliminary statement]
  • Rose v. Frazer, Int. 104,773, Paper 73 (Mar. 29, 2002) [Interferences - evidence/discovery - motions in limine]
  • Rowells v. Vichinsky, Int. 105,518, Paper 19 (Mar. 6, 2007) [Derivation - corroborated communication of conception]
  • Ryan v. Young, Int. 105,504, Paper 116 (Mar. 4, 2008) [Interferences - general motion practice]

S-U

S

  • Ex parte Sami Chemicals and Extracts, LTD., 2007-3482 (Feb. 2, 2009) [Ex parte - new grounds of rejection - claim construction]
  • Sanada v. Reynolds, Int. 105,029, Paper 21 (Mar. 19, 2003) [35 U.S.C. § 112 - means-plus-function - functional claiming]
  • Sauer, Inc. v. Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg., Int. 104,311, Paper 293 (2002) [Interference]
  • Sauer, Inc. v. Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg., Int. 104,311, Paper 292 (2002) [Interferences - inventorship]
  • Ex parte Savescu,2018-003174 (Apr. 1, 2019) (designated July 1, 2019) [35 U.S.C. § 101 - statutory subject matter - applying 2019 revised guidance]
  • Schaenzer v. Knight, Int. 105,058, Paper 41 (Oct. 29, 2003) [Interferences - settlement - relief sought as part of settlement]
  • Ex parte Scholl, 2007-3653 (Mar. 13, 2008) [Waiver, reply brief arguments]
  • Scott v. Gbur, Int. 104,763, Paper 31 (2002) [Interference]
  • Sever v. Glickman, Int. 104,722, Paper 33 (Nov. 6, 2001) [Interferences - fraud and inequitable conduct; derivation - conception]
  • Ex parte Shaw, 1997-3258 (Dec. 19, 2005) [Issue preclusion - precluded by administrative adjudication]
  • Ex parte Shaw, 1997-3258 (May 21, 2004) [Issue preclusion - precluded by administrative adjudication]
  • Ex parte Shealy, 2006-1601 (Apr. 23, 2007) [35 U.S.C. § 101 - statutory subject matter - abstract idea]
  • Singer v. Rehfuss, Int. 103,711, Paper 208 (Jan. 21, 1998) [Interference]
  • Ex parte Smart, 2009-015036 (Jan. 3, 2011)
  • Ex parte Smith, 2011-003337 (Feb. 28, 2012) [Anticipation - picking and choosing; obviousness - secondary considerations - unexpected results]
  • Ex parte Smith, 2012-007631 (Mar. 14, 2013) [§ 112(1), lack of written description; §§ 112(2), 112(6), lack of “means”]
  • Ex parte Smith, 2018-000064 (01 February 2019) (Feb. 1, 2019) (designated: Mar. 19, 2019) [35 U.S.C. § 101 - statutory subject matter - applying 2019 revised guidance]
  • Spalding v. Hartsell, 104,699, Paper 92 (2002) [Anticipation - printed publication; interferences - motions - incorporation of arguments by reference] 
  • Ex parte Spangler, 2018-003800 (Feb. 20, 2019) (designated Oct. 15, 2019) [Obviousness - rationales - design choice]
  • Ex parte Srinivasan, No. 2007-0512 (May 1, 2007)
  • Stiller v. Heid, 105,044, Paper 38 (Sept. 16, 2003) [Interferences - interference-in-fact - legal standard]
  • Strelchenko v. Campbell, Int. 104,809, Paper 26 (June 10, 2002) [Interferences - jurisdiction - § 135 time bar]
  • Strelchenko v. University of Massachusetts, Int. 104,808, Paper 88 (Mar. 18, 2003) [Interferences - jurisdiction - § 135 time bar]
  • Sullivan v. Bingel, Int. 104,818, Paper 73 (2003) [Interferences - jurisdiction - discretion to decide patentability issues]

T

  • Ex parte Talkowski, 2012-002290 (May 24, 2013) [Obviousness - analogous art - two-step test]
  • Thomas v. Pippin, Int. 105,801, Paper 99 (Apr. 24, 2013) [Interferences - procedure - request to convert application to SIR; ministerial actions during appeal]
  • Thomas v. Pippin, Int. 105,801, Paper 97 (Mar. 6, 2013) [Interferences - procedure - request to convert application to SIR; ministerial actions during appeal]
  • Ex parte Toth, No. 2008-004543 (June 15, 2009) [35 U.S.C. § 101 - statutory subject matter - abstract idea]
  • Ex parte Toth, No. 2009-009323 (June 15, 2009) [35 U.S.C. § 101 - statutory subject matter - abstract idea]
  • TRW Automotive US LLC v. Magna Electronics, Inc., Paper 18, IPR2014-00293 (June 27, 2014) [AIA - bar due to patent owner’s action, 35 U.S.C. § 315(b) - district court motion to amend; real parties in interest, 35 U.S.C. §§ 312(a)(2), 322(a)(2) - “related” parties]
  • Tseng v. Doroodian-Shoja, Int. 104,482, Papers 85 & 91 (2001) [Interferences - analysis of whether interference-in-fact]
  • Ex parte Tullis, 2006-0210 (May 17, 2006) [Ex parte - double patenting - obvious-type double patenting]

U

V-Z

V

W

  • Wang v. Kovesdi, Paper 75 (Jan. 30, 2003) [Interferences - procedure - correcting a preliminary statement]
  • Ex parte Wasynczuk, 2008-1496 (June 2, 2008) [35 U.S.C. § 101 - abstract idea]
  • Ex parte Wellerdieck, 2007-1119 (May 4, 2007) [Reissue - 35 U.S.C. § 251 - term]
  • Wertz v. Rose, Int. 104,421, Paper 39 (Mar. 28, 2003) [Interferences - arbitration]
  • Wojciak v. Nishiyama, Int. 104,539, Paper 54 (Feb. 23, 2001) [Interferences - evidence/discovery - cross-examination using an interpreter]
  • Wojciak v. Nishiyama, Int. 104,539, Paper 72 (June 4, 2001) [Interferences - evidence/discovery - hearsay]
  • Ex parte Wright, 2006-0003 (Apr. 6, 2006) [commercial success, copying, long-felt need]

X

  • XX v. YY, No. 1xx,xxx (Apr. 1, 1999) [Interference]

Y

  • Yurek v. Yamada, Paper 46 (2001) [Interferences - analysis of whether interference-in-fact]

Z

  • Zhou v. Keagy, Int. 104,649, Paper 53 (Dec. 23, 2002) aff'd mem, No. 02-1528 (Fed. Cir. 2003) [Interference]
  • ZTE Corp. v. ContentGuard Holdings, Inc., IPR2013-00454, Paper 12 (Sept. 25, 2013) [AIA – multiple proceedings, 35 U.S.C. § 325(d) - deny institution, prior petition; joinder, 35 U.S.C. § 315(c) - deny institution where joinder denied]

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