This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case explaining the difference between waiver and forfeiture. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

In re Google Technology Holdings, LLC (Precedential)

Google Technology Holdings LLC (Google) appeals the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) sustaining the examiner’s final rejection of claims 1–9, 11, 14–17, 19, and 20 of U.S. Patent Application No. 15/179,765 (’765 application) under pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. § 103. Because we conclude that Google has forfeited its arguments put forth on appeal, we affirm.