This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Finally, the court issued six Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

Fleming v. Cirrus Design Corp. (Precedential)

Hoyt Augustus Fleming appeals the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final written decision determining that the challenged claims of U.S. Patent No. RE47,474 are unpatentable as obvious. Mr. Fleming also appeals the Board’s denial of his motion to amend certain claims. The Board determined the proposed amended claims lacked written description and were indefinite. We affirm the Board’s obviousness determination and its denial of Mr. Fleming’s motion to amend.

Lynch v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)

Isaac Lynch, Jr. appeals from a judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims affirming-inpart and dismissing-in-part the decision of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. For the below reasons, we affirm-inpart and dismiss-in-part Mr. Lynch’s appeal.

Rule 36 Judgments