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Nestle USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc.


Docket No. 2017-1193 (IPR2015-00249)

DYK, REYNA, CHEN
March 13, 2018

Brief summary: Citing Omega Eng’g (FC 2003) holding “that the same construed meaning should generally attach to the same claim term in related patents”, the FC panel vacated and remanded the decision, instructing the PTAB that “‘aseptic’ the ‘FDA level of aseptic,’ as detailed in our prior opinion” (under collateral estoppel). 338 more words

Obviousness

MaxLinear, Inc. v. CF Crespe LLC


Docket No. 2017-1039 (IPR2015-00592)

DYK, SCHALL, REYNA
January 25, 2018

Brief summary: Board’s decision that dependent claims were not shown to be unpatentable vacated and remanded “[s]ince the patentability of claims 1 and 17 was the sole basis for the Board’s decision in this IPR, and the Board has not separately addressed the dependent claims”. 438 more words

Obviousness

Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reverses aggravated assault conviction and dismisses case

In a split decision, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversed a Nashville defendant’s aggravated assault conviction and dismissed the case.  While they disagreed on the remedy, all three judges agreed that the trial court committed evidentiary errors that required reversal. 815 more words

Couch v. Panther Petroleum, LLC (In re Couch)

(6th Cir. Nov. 6, 2017)

The Sixth Circuit affirms the B.A.P., holding the entry of summary judgment in favor of the creditors in the nondischargeability action was appropriate. 58 more words

Nondischargeability

Connecticut Appellate Court Holds That Owner’s Loss in Arbitration to General Contractor on Claims of Defective Work Operates as Res Judicata to Bar Owner’s Claim Against Subcontractors Who Were Not Parties to the Arbitration

Girolametti v. Michael Horton Assoc., 2017 Conn. App. Lexis 228 (June 6, 2017)

A General Contractor brought claims for unpaid added work, via mandatory arbitration, against a building owner who asserted defective work claims in response.  589 more words

Savino v. Dodd (In re Dodd)

(Bankr. S.D. Ind. July 14, 2017)

The bankruptcy court denies the creditor’s motion for summary judgment in this nondischargeability action under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2), (4), and (6). 83 more words

Bankruptcy Court For Southern District Of Indiana

Trost v. Trost (In re Trost)

(6th Cir. B.A.P. June 28, 2017)

The Sixth Circuit B.A.P. affirms the bankruptcy court’s entry of summary judgment, finding the debt owed to the plaintiff nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C. 70 more words

Nondischargeability