Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 25, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued six opinions and orders:

  • a precedential opinion in a patent case affirming a holding of obviousness by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,
  • a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case affirming a holding of nonobviousness by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,
  • a nonprecedential opinion in a third patent case affirming a district court’s dismissal due to ineligibility, and
  • three nonprecedential orders denying or dismissing petitions for writs of mandamus.

Here are the introductions to the opinions and excerpts from the orders.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 24, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case addressing the doctrine of nonobviousness. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 23, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case and a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Panel Activity

Update on Important Panel Activity

Here is this month’s update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today, with respect to these cases we highlight one disposition in a veterans case, new briefs filed in two patent cases raising due process questions related to post grant review proceedings, four recent oral arguments in veterans and government contracts cases, and four upcoming oral arguments in patent, veterans, and takings cases.

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Featured / Federal Circuit Announcement

Federal Circuit Announces Continued Extension of Access Restrictions for the National Courts Building

Today the Federal Circuit and the Court of Federal Claims issued a joint order extending limitations on access to the Federal Courts Building until January 21, 2021. The Federal Circuit also issued a notice with additional information related to the order. Here is the text from the court’s notice.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 20, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order and a modified precedential opinion in a patent case as well as a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case. The Federal Circuit also issued two nonprecedential errata. Here are the introductions of the opinions, the text of the order, and the text of the errata.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 19, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued three new opinions: two precedential opinions in patent cases and one nonprecedential opinion in another patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Petitions / 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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