This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a case addressing the jurisdiction of the United States Court of International Trade. The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in a case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board addressing subject matter eligibility. Finally, the court also issued four Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

Wanxiang America Corporation v. United States (Precedential)

Appellant Wanxiang America Corporation appeals a judgment of the United States Court of International Trade determining that it lacks jurisdiction over Appellant’s action under 28 U.S.C. § 1581(i), and that Appellant’s claims concerning a United States Department of Commerce memorandum are not ripe for judicial review because the memorandum is not a final agency action. We hold that the Court of International Trade does not have jurisdiction under § 1581(i) because Appellant could have sought relief under another subsection of § 1581, and Appellant has not shown that such relief would have been manifestly inadequate. We do not reach the issue on finality of the memorandum. Affirmed.

In re Elbaum (Nonprecedential)

The Patent and Trademark Office rejected claims 48– 57 of Saul Elbaum’s patent application as patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirmed. Mr. Elbaum appeals. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1295(a)(4)(A). We affirm.

Rule 36 Judgments