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  • ParkerVision, Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc.
    on September 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States Federal Circuit) – Affirmed that some, but not all, claims in a telecommunications patent were unpatentable as obvious. Finding no error, the Federal Circuit affirmed the determinations made in an review. […]

  • Nobel Biocare Services AG v. Instradent USA, Inc.
    on September 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States Federal Circuit) – A company appealed from the determination in an inter partes review that certain claims of its patent directed to dental implants were unpatentable. Affirming, the Federal Circuit concluded that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board did not err in its anticipation finding. […]

  • In re: Detroit Athletic Co.
    on September 10, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States Federal Circuit) – Affirmed the refusal to register the trademark DETROIT ATHLETIC CO. for sports apparel retail services because it was likely to be confused with DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB for clothing goods. The Federal Circuit affirmed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s ruling. […]

  • IXI IP, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    on September 10, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States Federal Circuit) – Affirmed that certain patent claims relating to a wireless networking device were invalid as obvious. The Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review proceeding. […]

  • Miller v. Office of Personnel Management
    on September 10, 2018 at 8:00 am

    (United States Federal Circuit) – Held that the federal government did not properly calculate the retirement annuity of a retired federal employee. The retiree, who had served in both the military and civilian sectors of the U.S. government, argued that he was entitled to civilian service credit for additional discrete time periods of his government service. On his petition for review of a Merit Systems Protection Board decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part. […]

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