Opinions

Today’s Opinions – June 5, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a government contracts case. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Featured / Federal Circuit Announcement

Breaking News – Federal Circuit Announces Closure of National Courts Building and Cancellation of Tomorrow’s Telephonic Arguments

The Federal Circuit late this evening announced the closure of the National Courts Building and the cancellation of tomorrow’s previously scheduled telephonic arguments. This announcement comes on the heels of two prior announcements this week that the clerk’s office would close in the afternoon and be inaccessible for paper filings. While the court did not explain the closure, besides the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the National Courts Building sits on Lafayette Square, the site of recent protests over police brutality. Here is the text of this evening’s announcement.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – June 4, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential order in a patent case denying a request to award attorneys fees after the appellant moved to voluntarily dismiss the appeal, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, and three nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases. Here are the introductions to the order and the opinions.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – June 3, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a tax case, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, and one nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case. The court also issued two Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. Highlights include a new petition filed in a case raising a question related to jurisdiction over an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; a dismissal agreement in a case raising questions related to vitiation; and the denial of petitions in three cases raising questions related to prosecution history estoppel and the Appointments Clause. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – June 2, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a government contracts case, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, and one Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the Rule 36 judgment.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – June 1, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case and one Rule 36 judgment. Here is the text of the opinion and the Rule 36 judgment.

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