Doctrine of Equivalents

A Defendant’s Understanding of Infringement Contentions Is Not Enough To Comply With The Patent Local Rules

Order Granting Motion to Strike, Staying Discovery, and Granting Leave to Amend, GeoVector Corporation v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Case No. 16-cv02463-WHO (Judge William H. Orrick)

Albert Einstein once noted:  “Any fool can know.  The point is to understand.”  That logic was recently applied in a patent infringement case brought by GeoVector Corporation against Samsung.  GeoVector learned that the Courts of the Northern District will not accept the sufficiency of infringement contentions that the Court itself finds inscrutable and unintelligible merely because the defendant has supposedly “demonstrated an understanding” of the plaintiff’s theories. READ MORE

Must All Chocolate Be Brown? The Art of Claim Construction, Unwrapped

AngioScore, Inc. v. TriReme Medical, Inc., et al., Case No. 12-CV-3393 YGR (Judge Yvonne Rogers) (June 25, 2014)

Claim construction orders and non-infringement summary judgment rulings usually do not make headlines because they are case-specific and typically do not concern the general population.  But they can be instructive for litigants and parties involved in patent infringement suits.  Such is the case here. READ MORE