Fed. Circ. Affirms Canon's ITC Loss, Sennco's PTAB Win

Law360 (April 20, 2020, 5:24 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to terminate an investigation into whether seven Canon Inc. patents were being infringed, along with a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision upholding claims in a Sennco Solutions patent covering a secure iPad stand.

The court issued a pair of Rule 36 judgments about two weeks after oral arguments, which in both cases were conducted over the phone.

Canon had been challenging an ITC decision from May over its toner patents. An administrative law judge had granted summary determinations to the companies Canon accused of infringement, after Canon admitted it couldn't...

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