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 The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.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 a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

Almirall, LLC v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC (Precedential)

Almirall, LLC (“Almirall”) appeals from the final written decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) holding that claims 1–8 of U.S. Patent 9,517,219 (the “’219 patent”) would have been obvious over the cited prior art at the time the alleged invention was made. See Amneal Pharms. LLC v. Almirall, LLC, No. IPR2019-00207, 2020 WL 2833274 (P.T.A.B. May 29, 2020) (“Decision”). For the reasons provided below, we affirm.

Johnson v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)

Vivian M. Johnson appeals a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court) remanding to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board). See Johnson v. McDonough, No. 20-4384, 2021 WL 1226582 (Vet. App. Apr. 2, 2021) (Veterans Court Decision). Ms. Johnson claims that she is entitled to a larger monthly death pension from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We dismiss.

Rule 36 Judgment