McAndrews shareholders, Sharon Hwang, Deborah Laughton, and Stephanie Samz, have won an affirmance from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of a $254 million judgment for Stryker Corporation in one of the largest enhanced damage awards in patent history.
McAndrews announced today that the Federal Circuit has affirmed four decisions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), in favor of its client, Netlist, Inc.
Patent Trial and Appeal Board Finds All Claims of a Patent Owned by LiquidPower Specialty Products Unpatentable
On November 1, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued the public version of its final written decision in favor of firm client Baker Hughes, a GE Company LLC, finding that all claims of a patent owned by LiquidPower Specialty Products (“LSPI”) are unpatentable on all three grounds asserted in the Baker Hughes petition for inter partes review.
On August 25, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals vacated a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) that had rejected all of the claims of a patent application owned by Stepan Company. The inventions of the Stepan application relate to an improved herbicidal surfactant formulation that provides significant manufacturing and processing benefits.
On July 12, 2017, a federal judge reaffirmed that Zimmer Inc. must pay more than $248 million to Stryker for the willful infringement of three of its pulsed lavage patents, calling it “a case of egregious piracy.” This long-running case was sent back to the Western District of Michigan for reconsideration after the Supreme Court’s June 2016 decision found the Federal Circuit’s test for awarding damages “up to three times the amount found or assessed” was overly rigid and not justified under the Patent Act.
On October 6, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board instituted 151 claims on a single petition on the grounds of obviousness for inter partes review by Seabery North America, Inc.
"I want to congratulate you and your team for an outstanding job in presenting our case. It was obvious that your preparedness and dedication to all aspects of our case will help carry the day. Thanks for a job well done."