Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:

  • an article announcing the release of a report on “the developments shaping patent law”;
  • another article discussing how the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a “district court finding that dual-access lock patents are invalid” as ineligible; and
  • yet another article focused on a recent Federal Circuit ruling in a contract dispute.

The National Law Review published an article highlighting the release of its “2022 IP Outlook Report: the developments shaping patent law.”

Sadaf Deedar authored an article for IPWatchdog discussing how, in Travel Sentry, Inc. v. Tropp, the “CAFC affirm[ed] [a] district court finding that dual-access lock patents are invalid.” Deedar explained that “the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed the Eastern District of New York’s grant of summary judgment that inventor David Tropp’s patents were invalid because they claim ineligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.”

Daniel Seiden wrote an article for Bloomberg Law explaining how, in AISG, Inc. v. Secretary of the Army, “AISG los[t] [an] appeal seeking Afghanistan police construction costs.” In more detail, Seiden discussed how “AISG Inc. failed to convince the Federal Circuit . . . that a contract appeals board improperly rejected its $700,000 claim seeking costs allegedly incurred under a contract to build a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.”