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.
A new petition was filed in one case.
In Apple Inc. v. Universal Secure Registry LLC, Apple asked the en banc court to review the following question:
- “Whether this Court has jurisdiction to review a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to terminate—contrary to statute—an instituted Covered Business Method or other post-grant review proceeding twelve months after institution without deciding the patent merits.”
A dismissal agreement was filed in the following case:
The Federal Circuit denied petitions in the following three cases:
- Arunachalam v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (pro se)
- Galderma Laboratories, L.P. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC (prosecution history estoppel)
- Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Facebook, Inc. (Appointments Clause)