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Fed. Cir.'s Patent Rulings
for week ending 2013-03-29 (in reverse order)

(Fed. Cir.'s Weekly Disposition Sheet for week ending 2013-03-29, if available)

Berish Rubin et al. v. General Hospital Corp. (March 28, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from D.Mass. 09-cv-10040 (Casper, J.)
—» AFFIRMED (D.Mass.'s 'dismissal [of §256 inv'ship correction action], in contemplation of determination by the PTO of priority of invention, is affirmed')

Lange v. Litman & Associates (March 27, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Mot./Reversal & Remand from D.Minn. 11-cv-2387 (Frank, J.)
—» GRANTED (D.Minn. lacked jurisdiction o'er patent malpractice claims per Supremes' Gunn v. Minton, 133 S.Ct. 1059 (2013))

In re Owens (March 26, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from PTO BPAI Appeal No. 2010-5622 (Des. Pat. App. No. 29/253,172)
—» AFFIRMED (new broken 'unclaimed boundary' line in con. app. for design patent not entitled to parent's eff. filing date under §120)

Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int'l Inc. (March 26, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from D.Del. 04-cv-1371 (Stark, J.)
—» AFFIRMED-in-part (non-obviousness cuz of 2ndary consider'ns), REVERSED-in-part (circuit not §112¶6), VACATED-in-part (remittitur, dmgs, willful infrgmnt), REMANDED (dmgs, new clm. constr. effect)

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A. (March 25, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from E.D.Pa. 01-cv-2223 (Tucker, J.)
—» REVERSED (the award of atty fees under §285 was not supported by the record)

Chandler Dawson v. Chandler Dawson and Lyle Bowman (March 25, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeals from PTO BPAI Interference Nos. 105,719 & 105,729
—» AFFIRMED (Dawson did not solely conceive of the specific claimed invention) and cross-appeals DISMISSED on technical grounds

Markem-Imaje Corp. v. Zipher Ltd. (March 25, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from D.N.H. 07-cv-0006 (Barbadoro, J.)
—» DISMISSED ('[s]ubsequent to [D.N.H.]'s final judgment the parties agreed to a settlement that leaves no 'legitimate, continuing case or controversy.'')

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

Berish Rubin et al. v. General Hospital Corp.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2011-1439 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 28, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from D.Mass. 09-cv-10040 (Casper, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED (D.Mass.'s 'dismissal [of §256 inv'ship correction action], in contemplation of determination by the PTO of priority of invention, is affirmed')
Judge(s): NEWMAN (author), BRYSON, FOGEL (N.D.Cal., sitting by designation)
Lower decision citation: Rubin v. General Hosp. Corp. | 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45859 (2011-04-28)



Lange v. Litman & Associates
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1565 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 27, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Mot./Reversal & Remand from D.Minn. 11-cv-2387 (Frank, J.)
Summary: GRANTED (D.Minn. lacked jurisdiction o'er patent malpractice claims per Supremes' Gunn v. Minton, 133 S.Ct. 1059 (2013))
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Dyk, Mayer, O'Malley)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Owens
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1261 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 26, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from PTO BPAI Appeal No. 2010-5622 (Des. Pat. App. No. 29/253,172)
Summary: AFFIRMED (new broken 'unclaimed boundary' line in con. app. for design patent not entitled to parent's eff. filing date under §120)
Judge(s): PROST (Author), MOORE, WALLACH
Lower decision citation: Ex Parte Owens | - (2011-12-01)



Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor Int'l Inc.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2011-1218, -38 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 26, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from D.Del. 04-cv-1371 (Stark, J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED-in-part (non-obviousness cuz of 2ndary consider'ns), REVERSED-in-part (circuit not §112¶6), VACATED-in-part (remittitur, dmgs, willful infrgmnt), REMANDED (dmgs, new clm. constr. effect)
Judge(s): REYNA (author), LOURIE, O'MALLEY
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Checkpoint Systems, Inc. v. All-Tag Security S.A.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1085 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 25, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from E.D.Pa. 01-cv-2223 (Tucker, J.)
Summary: REVERSED (the award of atty fees under §285 was not supported by the record)
Judge(s): NEWMAN (author), LOURIE, SCHALL
Lower decision citation: Checkpoint Sys., Inc. v. All-Tag Sec. S.A. | 2011 WL 5237573 (2011-11-02)



Chandler Dawson v. Chandler Dawson and Lyle Bowman
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1214, -5, -6, -7 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: March 25, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeals from PTO BPAI Interference Nos. 105,719 & 105,729
Summary: AFFIRMED (Dawson did not solely conceive of the specific claimed invention) and cross-appeals DISMISSED on technical grounds
Judge(s): BRYSON (author), WALLACH, REYNA (dissenting)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Markem-Imaje Corp. v. Zipher Ltd.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2013-1032 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: March 25, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from D.N.H. 07-cv-0006 (Barbadoro, J.)
Summary: DISMISSED ('[s]ubsequent to [D.N.H.]'s final judgment the parties agreed to a settlement that leaves no 'legitimate, continuing case or controversy.'')
Judge(s): PER CURIAM (Newman, Linn, Wallach)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)