Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- two articles discussing how Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the District of Delaware will be President Biden’s second nominee to the Federal Circuit;
- another article detailing how “Judge Tiffany P. Cunningham, the Federal Circuit’s first addition to the judge lineup in six years, hit the ground running during her first appearance on the bench”; and
- a blog post addressing the Federal Circuit’s handling of venue and mandamus petitions.
Jacqueline Thomsen filed an article with Law.com noting that “Chief District Judge Leonard Stark is President Joe Biden’s second nominee for that circuit court.” She explains how “Stark, 52, currently sits on the federal court in Delaware and was floated as a potential pick for the Federal Circuit seat.” Thomsen also notes that “[h]e will fill the vacancy created by Judge Kathleen O’Malley, who will retire in March 2022.”
IPWatchdog also published an article regarding the recent announcement of Judge Stark’s impending nomination to the Federal Circuit. The article assesses Judge Stark’s professional background and qualifications, stating that, “[a]s a district court judge at one of the most active courts for patent cases in the country, Stark is a natural choice to replace O’Malley.”
Perry Cooper wrote an article for Bloomberg Law highlighting how “Judge Tiffany P. Cunningham, the Federal Circuit’s first addition to the judge lineup in six years, hit the ground running during her first appearance on the bench.” Cooper explains that “Cunningham asked questions in each of the four cases heard by the . . . Federal Circuit panel during a marathon session that ran over by more than an hour.”
Dennis Crouch authored a post for PatentlyO discussing venue and mandamus petitions at the Federal Circuit. Notably, Crouch admitted how, “[t]ruthfully, it is hard for [him] to believe that the Federal Circuit is so engaged with rescuing these folks from burdensome file transfers.”