Intellectual Property

CAFC Decisions in IPR Appeals

Below is a list of decisions handed down by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in appeals of Inter Partes Reviews. The list is ordered with the most recent decision first and each case name is linked to the written decision. Mintz Levin continually monitors the CAFC and we will update this page when new decisions are handed down.

Case (link to decision) IPR No CAFC No Patent(s) Decision Date Decision
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Straight Path IP Group, Inc. 14-01366, 14-01367, 14-01368, 15-00196, 15-00198, 15-00209, 15-01006, 15-01007, 15-01011, 15-01397, 15-01398, 15-01400 16-2004, -2008, -2009, 2019, -2020, -2021, -2112, -2113, -2114, -2182, -2183, -2184 6,108,704; 6,131,121; 6,009,469 6/23/2017 Affirmed
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. Ericsson Inc. 14-01185 16-1955 6/19/2017 Affirmed
Global Tel*Link Corporation v. Securus Technologies, Inc. 15-00156 16-2135 6/19/2017 Affirmed
Cole Kepro International, LLC v. VSR Industries, Inc. 15-00182 16-2258 6,860,814 6/19/2017 Affirmed
Outdry Technologies v. Geox S.p.A. 14-01244 16-1769 6,855,171 6/16/2017 Affirmed
EmeraChem Holdings, LLC v. Volkswagen Group of America 14-01558 16-1984 5,599,758; 5,451,558; 5,362,463 6/15/2017 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part
Home Semiconductor Corporation v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 15-00459 16-2214 6/14/2017 Affirmed
PLL Technologies, Inc. v. Xilinx, Inc. 15-00148 16-2219 6/13/2017 Affirmed
Richmond v. Coleman Cable, LLC 14-00935 16-1773 6/9/2017 Affirmed
HTC Corporation v. Cellular Communications Equip. 14-01135 16-1859 6/9/2017 Affirmed
Skky, Inc. v. Midgeek S.A.R.L., Mindgeek USA, Inc., Playboy Enterprises, Inc. 14-1236 16-2018 7,548,875 6/7/2017 Affirmed
Crossroads Systems, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc, Quantum Corp., Oracle Corporation, Dot Hill Systems Corporation 14-1207, 14-1209 16-1930, 16-1931 7,051,147 6/6/2017 Affirmed
Crossroads Systems, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation, Netapp Inc. 14-1226, 14-1463, 14-1544, 15-0825, 15-0852, 15-0854 16-2017, 16-2026, 16-2027 6,425,035; 7,934,041; 7,051,147 6/6/2017 Affirmed
In re: Nuvasive, Inc. 14-00075 15-1841 8,016,767 5/31/2017 Vacated and remanded
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. Motorola Mobility LLC 14-00504 16-1361 7,382,771 5/31/2017 Vacated and remanded
Toshiba Corporation v. Optical Devices, LLC 14-01445, 14-01446, 14-01447 16-2012, 16-2013, 16-2014 5/15/2017 Affirmed
Rovalma, SA v. Bohler-Edelstahl GmbH & Co. KG 15-00150 16-2233 8,557,056 5/11/2017 Vacated
In re: NuVasive, Inc. 14-00034 15-1838 5/10/2017 Affirmed
In re: NuVasive, Inc. 14-00073, 14-00074 15-1839, 15-1840 5/10/2017 Affirmed
In re: NuVasive, Inc 14-00081, 14-00087 15-1842, 15-1843 5/10/2017 Affirmed
IpVenture, Inc. v. FedEx Corporation 14-00833 16-1911 5/9/2017 Affirmed
Nestle USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc. 14-01235 16-1750 6,945,013 5/9/2017 Vacated
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. Ericsson Inc. 14-00915, 14-00919, 14-01031 16-1739, 16-1740, 16-1741 7,848,353; 8,396,079 5/8/2017 Affirmed
EMC Corporation v. Clouding Corp. 14-01309 16-1999 7,860,222 5/1/2017 Vacated and remanded
Securus Technologies, Inc. v. Global Tel Link Corporation 14-01278, 14-01282 16-1992, 16-1993 7,860,222 4/25/2017 Affirmed-in-part, dismissed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded in both appeals
Duke University v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. 13-00535 16-1106 7,056,712 4/25/2017 Affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded
Synopsys, Inc. v. ATopTech, Inc. 14-01150, 14-01159 16-1956 6,567,967 4/24/2017 Reversed
Autoliv ASP, Inc. v. Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. 14-01006 16-1895 7,614,653 4/24/2017 Affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part
Paice LLC v. Ford Motor Company 14-00904, 14-01416 16-1746, 16-2034 4/21/2017 Affirmed
Paice LLC v. Ford Motor Company 14-00570, 14-01415 16-1411, 16-2033 8,214,097 4/21/2017 Affirmed
IPR Licensing, Inc. v. ZTE Corporation 14-00525, 15-00074 16-1374, 16-1443 8,380,244 4/20/2017 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. Ericsson Inc. 14-01195 16-1803 7,787,431 4/18/2017 Affirmed
Novartis AG v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals 14-00784, 15-00518 16-1352 8,324,283 4/12/2017 Affirmed
Integrated Claims Systems, LLC v. Travelers Lloyds of Texas 14-00186, 14-00187 16-2163, 16-2164 4/11/2017 Affirmed
Zagg Intellectual Property v. Tech 21 UK Ltd. 14-01262 16-1976 4/11/2017 Affirmed
Novartis AG v. Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 14-00549, 14-00550, 15-00265, 15-00268 16-1678, 16-1679 6,316,023; 6,335,031 4/4/2017 Affirmed
Wasica Finance GmbH v. Continental Automotive Systems 14-00295, 14-00476 15-2078, 15-2079, 15-2093, 15-2096 5,602,524 4/4/2017 Affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part
Google Inc. v. SimpleAir, Inc. 15-00180 16-1901 8,601,154 3/28/2017 Affirmed
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. Commerce Bancshares, Inc., et al 14-00801 16-1519, 16-1520 6,715,084 3/27/2017 Dismissed in Part
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. IBM Corporation 14-00682 16-1528 6,715,084 3/27/2017 Affirmed in Part
Enova Technology Corp. v. Seagate Technology Holdings, Inc. 14-00683 16-1287 7,136,995 3/20/2017 Affirmed
Motorola Mobility LLC. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC 14-00501 16-1401, 16-1404 7,136,392 3/20/2017 Affirmed
Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 14-01181, 14-01182, 14-01184 16-2022, 2016-2023, 16-2024 3/17/2017 Affirmed
Nidec Motor Corporation v. Zhongshan Broad Ocean Motor Co. Ltd 14-01122 16-1900 7,208,895 3/14/2017 Reversed
Tietex International Ltd v. Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. 14-01248 16-1748 8,501,639 3/10/2017 Affirmed
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. v. Autoliv ASP, Inc. 14-01005 16-1896 3/7/2017 Affirmed
Meiresonne v. Google, Inc. 14-01188 16-1755 8,156,096 3/7/2017 Affirmed
Paice LLC v. Ford Motor Company 14-00571, 14-00579, 14-00884 16-1412, 16-1415, 16-1745 7,104,247 3/7/2017 Affirmed
Paice LLC v. Ford Motor Company 14-00875 16-1647 7,559,388 3/7/2017 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded
Power Survey, LLC v. L-3 Communications Holdings 14-00834, 14-00836, 14-00839 16-1644, 16-1645, 16-1646 3/7/2017 Affirmed
Los Angeles Biomedical v. Eli Lilly and Company 14-00752 16-1518 8,133,903 2/28/2017 Vacated and remanded
Eli Lilly and Company v. Los Angeles Biomedical 14-00693 16-1547 8,133,903 2/28/2017 Affirmed
Secure Axcess, LLC v. EMC Corporation 14-00475 16-1354 7,631,191 2/21/2017 Affirmed
In re: Depomed, Inc. 14-00652 16-1378 6,723,340 2/21/2017 Affirmed
Slot Speaker Technologies v. Apple Inc. 14-00235 15-2038, 15-2039 7,433,483 2/17/2017 Affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part
Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc. 13-00596 16-1174 7,802,310 2/14/2017 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part
Qualtrics, LLC v. OpinionLab, Inc. 14-00366 16-1177 8,041,805 2/13/2017 Affirmed
MPHJ Technology Investments v. Ricoh Americas Corporation 14-00538 16-1243 8,488,173 2/13/2017 Affirmed
LMK Technologies, LLC v. BLD Services, LLC 14-00768, 14-00770, 14-00772 16-1636, 16-1637, 16-1638 2/13/2017 Affirmed
D’Agostino v. Mastercard, Int’l 14-00543, -00544 6-1592, -1593 7,840,486 and 8,036,988 12/22/16 Vacated and Remanded
Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google 14-00036
CBM No. 14-00005
15-1810, -1811 7,024,205 11/15/16 Affirmed-in-part and dismissed-in-part
In re: Nuvasive, Inc. 13-00507, -00508 15-1672, -1673 8,187,334 11/09/16 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded
Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG v. Churchill Drilling Tools US, Inc. 14-00814 16-1494 7,866,397 11/09/16 Affirmed
REG Synthetic Fuels, LLC v. Neste Oil Oyj 13-00578 15-1773 8,231,804 11/08/16 Affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded
Veritas Techs v. Veeam Software 14-00090 15-1894 7,024,527 8/30/16 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded
In re: Warsaw Orthopedics 13-00206, -00208 15-1050, -1058 8,251,997 8/09/16 Affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part, and remanded
Veritas Technologies, LLC v. Veeam Software Corporation 14-00090 15-1894 7,024,527 8/30/16 Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded
Arendi S.A.R.L. v. Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Motorola Mobility LLC 14-00208 15-2073 7,917,843 8/10/16 Reversed
In Re Magnum Oil Tools Int’l, Ltd. 13-00231 15-1300 8,079,413 7/25/2016 Reversed
Genzyme Therapeutics v. Biomarin Pharma 13-00534, -00537 15-1720, -1721 7,351,410 & 7,655,226 6/14/2016 Affirmed
Black & Decker, Inc. v. Positec USA, Inc. 13-00502 15-1646, -1647 5,544,417 5/18/2016 Affirmed in part, reversed in part
Intelligent Bio-systems, Inc. v. Illumina Cambridge, Ltd. 13-00517 15-1693 7,566,537 5/9/2016 Affirmed
Merck & Cie v. Gnosis SPA 13-00117 14-1779 6,011,040 5/3/2016 Denied
Dell Inc v. Acceleron, LLC 13-00440 15-1513, -1514 6,948,021 3/15/2016 Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded
PPC Broadband, Inc., v. Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC 13-00342 15-1364 8,323,060 2/22/2016 Vacated and Remanded
Cutsforth, Inc. v. MotivePower, Inc. 13-00274 15-1316 7,990,018 1/22/2016 Vacated and Remanded
MCM Portfolio LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co. 13-00217 15-1091 7,162,549 12/2/2015 Affirmed
Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Sipnet EU S.R.O. 13-00246 15-1212 6,108,704 11/25/2015 Reversed and Remanded
Ariosa Diagnostics v. Verinata Health, Inc. 13-00276
13-00277
15-1215
15-1226
8,318,430 11/16/2015 Vacated and Remanded
Click-to-Call Technologies, LP v. Oracle Corporation, et al 13-00312 15-1242 11/12/2015 Dismissed
Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC 13-00057 14-1575

14-1576
6,074,503 11/5/2015 Affirmed in part, reversed in part
Achates Reference Publishing, Inc. v. Apple Inc. 13-00080

13-00081
14-1767

14-1788
5,982,889

6,173,403
9/30/2015 Dismissed
Dynamic Drinkware, LLC v. National Graphics, Inc 13-00131 15-1214 6,635,196 9/4/2015 Affirmed
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York v. Illumina, Inc 12-00006

12-00007

12-00011
14-1547

14-1548

14-1550
7,713,698

8,088,575

7,790,869
7/17/2015 Affirmed
In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC – Appeal for Rehearing 12-00001 14-1301 6,778,074 7/8/2015 Rehearing denied
Microsoft Corporation v. Proxyconn, Inc. 12-00026

13-00109
14-1542

14-1543
6,757,717 6/16/2015 Affirmed in part, Reversed in part, Vacated in part
Belden Inc. v. Berk-Tek LLC 13-00058

13-00069
14-1676

14-1677
7,977,575

7663,061
4/17/2015 Affirmed
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc. v. Volcano Corp. 13-00258 14-1183 7,134,994 4/4/215 Denied
In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC 12-00001 14-1301 6,778,074 2/4/2015 Affirmed