Last Month at the Federal Circuit
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Causal Nexus Required Between Accused Infringement and Alleged Harm to Warrant a Grant of Preliminary Injunction

[Appealed from N.D. Cal., Judge Koh]

Court Affirms Board’s Decision of Unpatentability Despite Previous Affirmance of Earlier Declaration of Validity by District Court

[Appealed from Board]

Divided Panel Affirms Finding of Motivation to Combine Implant
Cross-Linking Patents
No. 11-1239 (Fed. Cir. May 24, 2012)
[Appealed from Board]

Technology Is Not Necessarily Obvious Simply Because It Is Easily Understood

[Appealed from S.D. Cal., Judge Lorenz]

Nonparty Acting in Concert with Enjoined Party May Be Held in Contempt of Injunction
Nos. 11-1471, -1472 (Fed. Cir. May 31, 2012)
[Appealed from M.D. Ga., Judge Land]

*A summary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. v. Sandoz, Inc. is not included in this edition of the newsletter.

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ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application
APA Administrative Procedures Act
APJ Administrative Patent Judge
Board Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
Commissioner Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
CIP Continuation-in-Part
DJ Declaratory Judgment
DOE Doctrine of Equivalents
FDA Food and Drug Administration
IDS Information Disclosure Statement
ITC International Trade Commission
JMOL Judgment as a Matter of Law
MPEP Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
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PCT Patent Cooperation Treaty
PTO United States Patent and Trademark Office
SJ Summary Judgment
TTAB Trademark Trial and Appeal Board