This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a vaccine case, a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, and a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case.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

James-Cornelius v. Secretary of Health and Human Services (Precedential)

Appellant Stacey James-Cornelius challenges the decision of the United States Court of Federal Claims affirming the Special Master’s denial of attorneys’ fees for her vaccine injury compensation claim. Ms. James Cornelius contends that the Special Master erred in concluding she had no reasonable basis for her claim. We conclude that the Special Master failed to consider relevant objective evidence in conducting her reasonable basis analysis. We thus vacate the denial of fees and remand for further proceedings.

Parallel Networks Licensing, LLC v. Microsoft Corp. (Nonprecedential)

Parallel Networks Licensing, LLC, appeals a United States District Court for the District of Delaware order awarding costs under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 to Microsoft Corporation for depositions, documents, and trial exhibits. J.A. 1–3. For the following reasons, we affirm-in-part, vacate-in-part, and remand.

Robinson v. Wilkie (Nonprecedential)

Paul E. Robinson appeals a United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court) judgment vacating the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) denial of an earlier effective date for his total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU) and remanding for further adjudication. For the reasons discussed below, we dismiss.