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Fed. Cir.'s Patent Rulings
for week ending 2013-03-08 (in reverse order)

(Fed. Cir.'s Weekly Disposition Sheet for week ending 2013-03-08, if available)

In re Hartman (March 8, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO BPAI No. 2012-8681 (App. 11/003,123)
—» AFFIRMED (Hartman alleges to have invented Internet; all claims ruled indefinite -- and just a lil' bit nutty)

Lightguard Systems v. Spot Devices (March 7, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from D.Nev. 10-cv-0737 (Hicks. J.)
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

Function Media, LLC v. Kappos (& Google) (March 7, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO BPAI Inter Partes Reexam 95/001,069
—» AFFIRMED-in-part (most claims invalid), VACATED-in-part (claims 52, 63, 90, & 231 already ruled not invalid in E.D.Tx.), REMANDED (to dismiss claims 52, 63, 90, & 231)

In re Hubbell (March 7, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from PTO BPAI No. 2010-004497 (App. 10/650,509)
—» AFFIRMED (pending claims barred under obviousness-type double patenting, even tho no common owner ever, and inventors not identical)

In re Hubbell [ERRATA] (March 7, 2013 – PREC. ERRATA)
n/a from n/a
—» Inserting footnote at p. 18, line 18, of dissent

Radio Systems Corp. v. Lalor (March 6, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from W.D.Wash. 10-cv-0828 (Lasnik, J.)
—» AFFIRMED-in-part (non-infringement), REVERSED-in-part (equitable estoppel didn't apply to later-issued patent), REMANDED

Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc. v. ITC (& Hewlett-Packard) (March 6, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Mot./Dismiss Appeal for waiver/mootness from ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-723
—» GRANTED (since APM only argued inducement, and not, inter alia, remedy, and ITC exc. order is based on contrib. infrgmnt, appeal gonzo)

In re Motorola Mobility LLC (March 5, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Mot./Waive Fed.Cir. R. 27(f) & Remand back to PTO from PTO BPAI Reexam 90/010,278
—» GRANTED (PTO failed to address whether FIG. 4 algorithm was structure req'd under 35 U.S.C. 112, ¶6, or shown by refs; remand better than reversal)

Move, Inc. v. Real Estate Alliance Ltd. (March 4, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from C.D.Cal. 07-cv-2185 (King, J.)
—» VACATED (C.D.Cal. finding of no indirect infrgmnt cuz no single entity directly infringed), REMANDED (to determine liability for induced infringement)

Links and more details (if any) concerning these rulings below

In re Hartman
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2013-1070 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 8, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI No. 2012-8681 (App. 11/003,123)
Summary: AFFIRMED (Hartman alleges to have invented Internet; all claims ruled indefinite -- and just a lil' bit nutty)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Newman, Dyk, Prost)
Lower decision citation: Ex Parte Hartman | No. 2012-8681 (2012-07-25)



Lightguard Systems v. Spot Devices
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1572 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 7, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from D.Nev. 10-cv-0737 (Hicks. J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Moore, Reyna, Wallach)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Function Media, LLC v. Kappos (& Google)
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1381 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 7, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI Inter Partes Reexam 95/001,069
Summary: AFFIRMED-in-part (most claims invalid), VACATED-in-part (claims 52, 63, 90, & 231 already ruled not invalid in E.D.Tx.), REMANDED (to dismiss claims 52, 63, 90, & 231)
Judge(s): MOORE (author), MAYER, WALLACH
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Hubbell
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2011-1547 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 7, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI No. 2010-004497 (App. 10/650,509)
Summary: AFFIRMED (pending claims barred under obviousness-type double patenting, even tho no common owner ever, and inventors not identical)
Judge(s): O'MALLEY (author), WALLACH, NEWMAN (dissenting)
Lower decision citation: Ex parte Jeffrey Hubbell, Jason Schense, Andreas Zisch, and Heike Hall | 2011 Pat. App. LEXIS 19847 (2011-05-20)



In re Hubbell [ERRATA]
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2011-1547 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___ (errata)
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Decided: March 7, 2013 | Status: PREC. ERRATA
Type: n/a from n/a
Summary: Inserting footnote at p. 18, line 18, of dissent
Judge(s): n/a
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Radio Systems Corp. v. Lalor
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1233 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 6, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from W.D.Wash. 10-cv-0828 (Lasnik, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED-in-part (non-infringement), REVERSED-in-part (equitable estoppel didn't apply to later-issued patent), REMANDED
Judge(s): MOORE (author), REYNA, NEWMAN (concurring-in-part, dissenting-in-part)
Lower decision citation: Radio Systems Corp. v. Lalor | 2012 WL 254026 (2012-01-26)



Asia Pacific Microsystems, Inc. v. ITC (& Hewlett-Packard)
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1225 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 6, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Mot./Dismiss Appeal for waiver/mootness from ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-723
Summary: GRANTED (since APM only argued inducement, and not, inter alia, remedy, and ITC exc. order is based on contrib. infrgmnt, appeal gonzo)
Judge(s): REYNA (author), NEWMAN, LOURIE
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Motorola Mobility LLC
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1470 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 5, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Mot./Waive Fed.Cir. R. 27(f) & Remand back to PTO from PTO BPAI Reexam 90/010,278
Summary: GRANTED (PTO failed to address whether FIG. 4 algorithm was structure req'd under 35 U.S.C. 112, ¶6, or shown by refs; remand better than reversal)
Judge(s): REYNA (author), NEWMAN, LOURIE
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Move, Inc. v. Real Estate Alliance Ltd.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1342 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 4, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from C.D.Cal. 07-cv-2185 (King, J.)
Summary: VACATED (C.D.Cal. finding of no indirect infrgmnt cuz no single entity directly infringed), REMANDED (to determine liability for induced infringement)
Judge(s): LOURIE (author), RADER, MOORE
Lower decision citation: Move, Inc. v. Real Estate Alliance Ltd. | ECF No. 493 (2012-01-26)