The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuti) in St. Jude Medical, LLC v. Snyders Heart Valve LLC held that the broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim must be considered in light of the specification.
In IQASR vs Wendt, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a district court”™s decision to invalidated US Patent. No. 9, 132, 432 due to indefiniteness. At issue in the case was the term “magnetic fuzz”.
On November 13, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) sustaining the rejection of the Examiner's final rejection of various claims under 35 U.S.C. §103 in an application by Google. In clarifying the difference between the doctrines of "waiver" and "forfeiture," the CAFC held that Google had forfeited the arguments put forth on appeal because those arguments were not presented to the Examiner or PTAB. Therefore, the CAFC affirmed the PTAB's decision.
On November 9, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded an inter partes review (IPR) decision from the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for Pro Stage Gear”™s patent for guitar effects pedals. The PTAB had rejected obviousness challenges by Donner on the ground that Donner did not prove that a prior art reference is analogous art.
On October 27, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (”TTAB”) decision that SFM was entitled to bring and maintain a petition under 35 U.S.C. § 1064.