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for week ending 2013-03-22 (in reverse order)

(Fed. Cir.'s Weekly Disposition Sheet for week ending 2013-03-22, if available)

Anvik Corp. v. Nikon Precision, Inc. et al. (March 22, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeals from S.D.N.Y. 05-cv-7891; 07-cv-0816, -8, -21, -22, -25, -26, -27, -28; 08-cv-4036 (Hellerstein, J.)
—» REVERSED (SJ/best mode - questions of mat'l fact remain, S.D.N.Y. judge wrongly acted like fact-finder), REMANDED

BASF Agro v. Makhteshim Agan (March 20, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from M.D.N.C. 10-cv-0276 (Osteen, Jr., J.)
—» AFFIRMED (declaration in prosecution history clearly disavowed 'applying ... without loopholes,' thus '... MANA's accused product does not infringe')

Abbott Laboratories v. Cordis Corp. (March 20, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from E.D.Va. 11-mc-0042 (Hilton, J.)
—» AFFIRMED (subpoenas NOT AVAILABLE in district court under 35 U.S.C. §24 for a pending inter partes reexam)

In re Christoph Geskes (March 19, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from PTO TTAB in re: App. No. 77/091,173
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

Pixion, Inc. v. Citrix Systems, Inc. (March 19, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from N.D.Cal. 09-cv-3496 (Ilston, J.)
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

ebay Inc. v. Kelora Systems, LLC (March 19, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from N.D.Cal. 11-cv-1548 (Wilken, J.)
—» AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)

Philip M. Adams & Associates v. Dell Computer Corp. (March 18, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeals from D.Utah 05-cv-0064 (Stewart, C.J.)
—» REVERSED-in-part (adverse inference wrong, so denial of JMOL of noninfrgmnt wrong), AFFIRMED-in-part (SJ/dismissing trade secrets clm; no atty fees)

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Anvik Corp. v. Nikon Precision, Inc. et al.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1320, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8, -9 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 22, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeals from S.D.N.Y. 05-cv-7891; 07-cv-0816, -8, -21, -22, -25, -26, -27, -28; 08-cv-4036 (Hellerstein, J.)
Summary: REVERSED (SJ/best mode - questions of mat'l fact remain, S.D.N.Y. judge wrongly acted like fact-finder), REMANDED
Judge(s): BRYSON (author), NEWMAN, MOORE
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



BASF Agro v. Makhteshim Agan
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1206 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 20, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from M.D.N.C. 10-cv-0276 (Osteen, Jr., J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED (declaration in prosecution history clearly disavowed 'applying ... without loopholes,' thus '... MANA's accused product does not infringe')
Judge(s): REYNA (author), BRYSON, WALLACH
Lower decision citation: BASF Agro B.V. v. Makhteshim Agan of N. Am., Inc. | 2012 WL 84985 (2012-01-11)



Abbott Laboratories v. Cordis Corp.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1244 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 20, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from E.D.Va. 11-mc-0042 (Hilton, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED (subpoenas NOT AVAILABLE in district court under 35 U.S.C. §24 for a pending inter partes reexam)
Judge(s): DYK (author), RADER, REYNA
Lower decision citation: Abbott Labs. v. Cordis Corp. | - (2012-01-19)



In re Christoph Geskes
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1390 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 19, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from PTO TTAB in re: App. No. 77/091,173
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Newman, Plager, Prost)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Pixion, Inc. v. Citrix Systems, Inc.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1636 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 19, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from N.D.Cal. 09-cv-3496 (Ilston, 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)



ebay Inc. v. Kelora Systems, LLC
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1474 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 19, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from N.D.Cal. 11-cv-1548 (Wilken, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED per Fed. Cir. R. 36 (no comments)
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Newman, Plager, Prost)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Philip M. Adams & Associates v. Dell Computer Corp.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1238 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 18, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeals from D.Utah 05-cv-0064 (Stewart, C.J.)
Summary: REVERSED-in-part (adverse inference wrong, so denial of JMOL of noninfrgmnt wrong), AFFIRMED-in-part (SJ/dismissing trade secrets clm; no atty fees)
Judge(s): WALLACH (author), PROST, MOORE
Lower decision citation: Phillip M. Adams & Assocs. v. Sony Elecs. Inc. | ___ (2011-09-26)