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Fed. Cir.'s Patent Rulings
for week ending 2013-03-15 (in reverse order)

(Fed. Cir.'s Weekly Disposition Sheet for week ending 2013-03-15, if available)

Frolow v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (March 15, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from D.N.J. 05-cv-4813 (Wolfson, J.)
—» AFFIRMED-in-part (non-infgmnt JMOL), REVERSED-in-part (non-infrgmnt SJs in error: def.'s rackets marked with pltff's patent no. + def. paying lic. fee created fact issues), REMANDED

Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics No. Am. Corp. (March 15, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Pet./Rehearing & Rehearing en banc from N.D.Tx. 09-cv-0029 (O'Connor, J.)
—» GRANTED (questions: Should FedCir overrule Cybor v. FAS? Should FedCir defer to district court re: clm. constr.? If so, how much?)

In re Stan Cipkowski (March 14, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO BPAI _______ (App. 08/981,665)
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

Aristocrat Technologies v. Int'l Game Technology (March 13, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from N.D.Cal. 06-cv-3717 (Whyte, S.J.)
—» AFFIRMED-in-part (clm. constr.+direct infrgmnt), VACATED-in-part (indirect infringement), REMANDED-in-part (to decide indirect infringement)

SynQor v. Artesyn Tech (March 13, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeals from E.D.Tx. 07-cv-0497 (Ward, J.)
—» AFFIRMED (jury verdict, denied JMOL's, infringed, not invalid, dmgs, supp. and enhanced dmgs--all OK)

Francesca Costantino v. Carsten Seilz (March 12, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO BPAI Interference no. 105,788
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

In re Ricoh Co., Ltd. Patent Litigation (Synopsys v. Ricoh) (March 12, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from N.D.Cal. 03-cv-2289 (Ware, J.)
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

In re Brad Boozer (March 11, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO BPAI _______
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

In re Guy Horne, Jr. (March 11, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO BPAI _______ (App. No. 10/766,295)
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

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

Frolow v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1185 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 15, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from D.N.J. 05-cv-4813 (Wolfson, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED-in-part (non-infgmnt JMOL), REVERSED-in-part (non-infrgmnt SJs in error: def.'s rackets marked with pltff's patent no. + def. paying lic. fee created fact issues), REMANDED
Judge(s): MOORE (author), CLEVENGER (filing add'l views), NEWMAN (concurring)
Lower decision citation: Frolow v. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. | 2008 WL 8134447 (2008-03-31)



Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics No. Am. Corp.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1014 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 15, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Pet./Rehearing & Rehearing en banc from N.D.Tx. 09-cv-0029 (O'Connor, J.)
Summary: GRANTED (questions: Should FedCir overrule Cybor v. FAS? Should FedCir defer to district court re: clm. constr.? If so, how much?)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Rader, Newman, Lourie, Dyk, Prost, Moore, O'Malley, Reyna, Wallach)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Stan Cipkowski
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1552 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 14, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI _______ (App. 08/981,665)
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Lourie, Plager, Wallach)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Aristocrat Technologies v. Int'l Game Technology
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2010-1426 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 13, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from N.D.Cal. 06-cv-3717 (Whyte, S.J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED-in-part (clm. constr.+direct infrgmnt), VACATED-in-part (indirect infringement), REMANDED-in-part (to decide indirect infringement)
Judge(s): O'MALLEY (author), BRYSON, LINN
Lower decision citation: Aristocrat Techs. Austl. Pty, Ltd. v. Int’l Game Tech. | 714 F. Supp. 2d 991 (2010-05-13)



SynQor v. Artesyn Tech
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2011-1191, -2, -4; 2012-1070, -1 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 13, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeals from E.D.Tx. 07-cv-0497 (Ward, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED (jury verdict, denied JMOL's, infringed, not invalid, dmgs, supp. and enhanced dmgs--all OK)
Judge(s): RADER (author), LOURIE, DANIEL (D.Col., sitting by designation)
Lower decision citation: SynQor, Inc. v. Artesyn Techs., Inc. | ECF No. ___ (2010-12-12)



Francesca Costantino v. Carsten Seilz
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1511 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 12, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI Interference no. 105,788
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Lourie, Bryson, Dyk)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Ricoh Co., Ltd. Patent Litigation (Synopsys v. Ricoh)
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1522 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 12, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from N.D.Cal. 03-cv-2289 (Ware, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Lourie, Bryson, Dyk)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Brad Boozer
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1550 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 11, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI _______
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Moore, Linn, Reyna)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Guy Horne, Jr.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1389 – Citation: n/y/a
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Decided: March 11, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI _______ (App. No. 10/766,295)
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Rader, Schall, Prost)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)