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Federal Circuit rules on claim construction in Genzyme v. Biomarin

On June 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in the patent case Genzyme Therapeutic Products v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical, docket number 15-1720. Judge Bryson wrote for the three-judge panel. The case was appealed from an inter partes review proceeding before the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). The patents at issue were US patents 7351410 and 7655226, both of which are directed.. Read More

If you put it in, is it an input? In Redbox case, court dances around the deep questions

A Redbox kiosk in Indianapolis. ( Valerie Everett , via Wikimedia Commons .) The ongoing patent suit between Redbox and VendoNet reached another turning point on January 8, when the Northern District of Illinois issued a second claim construction order that rejected VendoNet’s motion for reconsideration and also delved deeper into the question of what an “input device” is. The court declined to rule on the underlying question of whether.. Read More

7th Circuit doesn’t take Whirlpool to the cleaners

A modified version of this post, coauthored with Andrew Kitchel, has been posted on Valpo Law Blog. A Whirlpool washing machine (but probably not one of the machines at issue), via Pavel Ševela / Wikimedia Commons.   On October 16, the Seventh Circuit ended a nine-year battle between Whirlpool and a former supplier that combined aspects of contract and patent law. The court ruled that the companies had a license.. Read More