SAS Prompts Post-Trial Stay of Entry of Judgment on Willful Infringement Verdict

Following a jury trial but prior to the entry of judgment, the court sua sponte stayed plaintiff’s patent infringement action pending inter partes review after the PTAB reinstituted review in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018). “A jury returned a verdict in [plaintiff’s] favor, finding that the asserted claims of the [patent-in-suit] are not invalid and that [defendants] willfully infringed the asserted claims. . . . Following the jury trial but prior to entry of final judgment . . . the Supreme Court held that the PTAB must address every claim a petitioner has challenged. Because the PTAB did not previously address every claim challenged by [defendants] — specifically, the claims at issue in this litigation — the PTAB modified its institution decision ‘to include review of all challenged claims and all ground presented in the Petition.’. . . The Parties are instructed to notify the Court of the PTAB’s decision within five days of such decision and the Court shall re-open the matter. ”

Prisua Engineering Corp. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al, 1-16-cv-21761 (FLSD 2018-06-12, Order) (K. Michael Moore)

2018-06-14T11:23:02+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Docket Report, Patent|