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Fed. Cir.'s Patent Rulings
for week ending 2013-04-26 (in reverse order)

(Fed. Cir.'s Weekly Disposition Sheet for week ending 2013-04-26, if available)

CEATS, Inc. v. Continental Airlines, Inc. (April 26, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Appeal from E.D.Tx. 10-cv-0120 (Davis, C.J.)
—» AFFIRMED (contemporaneous eyewitnesses corroborated functionality of prior art invalidating asserted patents)

Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc. (April 26, 2013 – PRECEDENTIAL)
Appeal from S.D.N.Y. 10-cv-7722 (Hellerstein, J.)
—» REVERSED ('inherent parameters sufficient for a skilled artisan to understand the bounds of 'spaced relationship',' thus NOT indefinite), REMANDED

Jodi Schwendimann v. Arkwright Adv. Coating, Inc. (April 26, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Pet./Permission to Appeal per 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) from D.Minn. 11-cv-0820 (Montgomery, J.)
—» DENIED (assignment of diff. app. altered by lawyer for new app., BUT never re-signed, still valid under Minn. contract law: D.Minn. granted cert. of interlocutory appeal on this issue)

Max Impact, LLC v. Sherwood Group, Inc. (April 26, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Mot./Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (premature) from S.D.N.Y. 09-cv-0902 (McKenna, J.)
—» GRANTED ('the district court has not certified a judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b)')

Aevoe Corp. v. AE Tech Co., Ltd. (April 26, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Mot./Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction from D.Nev. 12-cv-0053 (Navarro, J.)
—» GRANTED (no pendent jurisdiction over award ruling, even tho appeal of the underlying prelim. inj. ruling is presently pending)

In re Broadcom (April 23, 2013 – Nonprecedential)
Pet. for Writ/Mandamus to Transfer Case to S.D.N.Y. or N.D.Cal. from E.D.Tx. 11-cv-0139 (Davis, J.)
—» DENIED (under the minority 5th Cir, forum selection clause analyzed under 1404(a), not 1406(a), and, under 1404(a), denial of transfer OK)

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

CEATS, Inc. v. Continental Airlines, Inc.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1614 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: April 26, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Appeal from E.D.Tx. 10-cv-0120 (Davis, C.J.)
Summary: AFFIRMED (contemporaneous eyewitnesses corroborated functionality of prior art invalidating asserted patents)
Judge(s): RADER (author), PROST, SCHALL (dissenting-in-part, concurring-in-part)
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2012-1289 – Citation: ___ F.3d ___
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Decided: April 26, 2013 | Status: PRECEDENTIAL
Type: Appeal from S.D.N.Y. 10-cv-7722 (Hellerstein, J.)
Summary: REVERSED ('inherent parameters sufficient for a skilled artisan to understand the bounds of 'spaced relationship',' thus NOT indefinite), REMANDED
Judge(s): WALLACH (author), NEWMAN, SCHALL (concurring)
Lower decision citation: Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc. | __ (2012-02-22)



Jodi Schwendimann v. Arkwright Adv. Coating, Inc.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2013-M143 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: April 26, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Pet./Permission to Appeal per 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b) from D.Minn. 11-cv-0820 (Montgomery, J.)
Summary: DENIED (assignment of diff. app. altered by lawyer for new app., BUT never re-signed, still valid under Minn. contract law: D.Minn. granted cert. of interlocutory appeal on this issue)
Judge(s): RADER (author), Dyk, Wallach
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Max Impact, LLC v. Sherwood Group, Inc.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2013-1120 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: April 26, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Mot./Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (premature) from S.D.N.Y. 09-cv-0902 (McKenna, J.)
Summary: GRANTED ('the district court has not certified a judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b)')
Judge(s): RADER (author), DYK, WALLACH
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



Aevoe Corp. v. AE Tech Co., Ltd.
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2013-1149 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: April 26, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Mot./Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction from D.Nev. 12-cv-0053 (Navarro, J.)
Summary: GRANTED (no pendent jurisdiction over award ruling, even tho appeal of the underlying prelim. inj. ruling is presently pending)
Judge(s): RADER (author), DYK, WALLACH
Lower decision citation: n/a | n/a (0000-00-00)



In re Broadcom
(the case name above is a link to the Fed.Cir. slip opinion)
Fed.Cir. Docket No(s). 2013-M141 – Citation: n/a
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Decided: April 23, 2013 | Status: Nonprecedential
Type: Pet. for Writ/Mandamus to Transfer Case to S.D.N.Y. or N.D.Cal. from E.D.Tx. 11-cv-0139 (Davis, J.)
Summary: DENIED (under the minority 5th Cir, forum selection clause analyzed under 1404(a), not 1406(a), and, under 1404(a), denial of transfer OK)
Judge(s): MOORE (author), PROST, O'MALLEY
Lower decision citation: Azure Networks, LLC v. CSR PLC | ___ (2012-06-25)