Author Archives: Warren Woessner

AAM v. Neapco – Part III – The Dissent Faces a “Perfect Storm” of Conflated Doctrines

Since most of my last post discussing Judge Moore’s dissent focused on her criticism of the majority’s conclusion that the claimed invention—placing a tuned liner into a hollow “propshaft” to attenuate two modes of vibration—was directed to Hooke’s law and … Continue reading

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AAM v. Neapco Part II– Judge Moore’s Dissent – Nothing More = Nevermore?

My first post on this troubling decision is dated August 3rd. If you have not already, please read it before you read this one. It focuses on the two judge majority opinion, that found that a claim to a method … Continue reading

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AAM v. Neapco: Method of Manufacturing Claim Gets the 101 Hook(e)

In American Axle and Manufacturing v. Neapco Holdings LLC, Appeal No. 2018-1763 (Fed. Cir., July 31, 2020), a split panel of Judges Dyk, Moore and Taranto, on rehearing, slightly modified their earlier opinion that most of the claims of U.S. … Continue reading

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Dana-Farber v. Ono – Co-Inventorship Rules

The pun is intentional, since in Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. v. Ono Pharm. Co., Ltd, Appeal No. 2019-2050 (Fed. Cir., July 14, 2020), a Fed. Cir. Panel of Judges Lourie, Newman and Stoll, Lourie writing, affirmed a district court ruling that … Continue reading

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