Vulcan and Kerr Machine Resolve Patent Dispute, Dismiss Lawsuit and Appeal
shot by IP News Shots / 7:26 pm on 12 May, 2021
Vulcan Industrial Manufacturing and Kerr Machine Co. have settled a patent dispute between them. As part of the settlement, the companies have also withdrawn an appeal filed in the case with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) along with the lawsuit filed at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas.
SCOTUS Seeks SG’s Advice in American Axle Patent Case
shot by IP News Shots / 5:20 pm on 04 May, 2021
The Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS) has approached the Solicitor General of the US to file a brief in response to a petition by American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. which appeals against a split ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). As per the ruling of the CAFC, a driveshaft patent belonging to American Axle was deemed invalid claiming a natural law.
Dispute Over Connector Fitment Patent Resolved by Involved Parties
shot by IP News Shots / 4:30 pm on 03 May, 2021
A patent infringement lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by Liqui-Box Corporation against Scholle IPN Corporation has been resolved by both parties amicably, without adjudication. As per the settlement, Scholle is free to use its disputed VERSI connector fitment for marketing, distribution and sale without any territorial constraints.
Unified Patents and Others File Amici Curiae Brief Supporting Vulcan’s Mandamus Petition at CAFC
shot by IP News Shots / 7:00 pm on 28 April, 2021
Unified Patents LLC along with others has filed an amici curiae brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in support of a mandamus petition filed by Vulcan Industrial Holdings LLC. Vulcan filed the petition against the US District Court for the Western District of Texas judge’s decision to not pause a patent case even as the patent in suit belonging to Kerr Pumps Co. is under post-grant review.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed a patent invalidity decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) favouring General Electric Co. Parts of a patent belonging to Raytheon Technologies Corp. relating to an airplane engine were invalidated by the PTAB citing obviousness, which the CAFC did not agree with.
Vulcan Goes to CAFC against WDTX’s Rules for Staying Cases Under PTAB Scanner
shot by IP News Shots / 6:53 pm on 16 April, 2021
Vulcan Industrial Holdings LLC has filed a mandamus petition with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) against the judge of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The petition states that the WDTX court judge has adopted rules that make it impossible for infringement cases to be stayed while they are under review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
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