This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions in a patent case and a case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. The court also issued a summary affirmance under Rule 36. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the Rule 36 judgment.
Donghee America, Inc. v. Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research (Nonprecedential)
Plastic Omnium Advanced Innovation and Research owns U.S. Patent No. 9,399,326, which describes and claims a process for fastening certain accessories to the inside of a plastic fuel tank during manufacturing. Donghee America, Inc., and Donghee Alabama, LLC (together, Donghee) successfully sought from the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) an inter partes review of several claims of the ’326 patent under 35 U.S.C. §§ 311–319. In that review, the PTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board concluded that Donghee had proven claims 25–27, 33–34, and 44 unpatentable but had not proven claims 1 and 13 unpatentable. Donghee appeals the Board’s ruling on claims 1 and 13. We affirm.
Brennecke v. United States (Nonprecedential)
Bradley Brennecke appeals the final judgment of the United States Court of Federal Claims dismissing his complaint for lack of jurisdiction. See Brennecke v. United States, 145 Fed. Cl. 354 (2019) (“Federal Claims Decision”). We affirm