Federal Circuit’s Most Frequently Cited Cases in 2013

The following list comes from a search of 264 patent-related opinions by the Federal Circuit issued this year. The following are the most frequently cited cases found therein:

  1. Cybor Corp. v. FAS Technologies, Inc., 138 F.3d 1448 (Fed. Cir. 1998).
  2. Phillips v. Awh Corp., 415 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2005).
  3. KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007).
  4. Graham v. John Deere Co., 383 U.S. 1 (1966).
  5. Vitronics Corp. v. Conceptronic, Inc., 90 F.3d 1576 (Fed. Cir. 1996).
  6. Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc, 477 U.S. 242 (1986).
  7. In re Robert J. Gartside, 203 F.3d 1305 (Fed. Cir. 2000).
  8. Markman v. Westview Instruments, 517 U.S. 370 (1996).
  9. Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership, 564 U.S. ___ , 131 S.Ct. 2238 (2011).
  10. Omega Engineering, Inc v. Raytek Corp., 334 F.3d 1314 (Fed. Cir. 2003).
  11. Eurand, Inc. v. Mylan Pharms. Inc. (In re Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsule Patent Litig.), 676 F.3d 1063 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
  12. Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 52 F.3d 967 (Fed. Cir. 1995).

At some point this term, the Federal Circuit will decide Lighting Ballast Control v. Philips Electronics and that decision is expected to serve as a replacement for Cybor.

4 thoughts on “Federal Circuit’s Most Frequently Cited Cases in 2013

  1. I won’t be surprised if we see a decision in Lighting Ballast tomorrow, or if we see don’t see it until July. I’ll be interested in reading it when it comes out.

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