This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim; a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; and a nonprecedential order granting a motion to voluntarily dismiss an appeal. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the order.

Groves v. McDonough (Precedential)

Gene S. Groves appeals from a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“Veterans Court”) affirming a Board of Veterans’ Appeals (“Board”) decision denying Mr. Groves entitlement to Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (“VRE”) benefits. See Groves v. McDonough, 33 Vet. App. 368 (2021) (“Decision”). Because we find that the Veterans Court legally erred in finding that the Board was compelled to grant Mr. Groves an automatic indefinite stay of proceedings, we vacate and remand.

Emerson Electric Co. v. SIPCO, LLC (Nonprecedential)

Emerson Electric Company appeals the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final written decision determining claims 1–3, 6, 10, 14, 16, and 18 of U.S. Patent No. 7,697,492 are not unpatentable.1 Because the Board erroneously construed “scalable address” of claims 1–3, 6, 14, 16, and 18 and “scalable address field” of claim 10, and because the Board premised its patentability determinations on its erroneous constructions, we vacate and remand.

RTC Industries, Inc. v. Vidal (Nonprecedential Order)

Upon consideration of the appellant’s unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss the above-captioned appeal,


(1) The motion is granted. The appeal is dismissed.

(2) Each side shall bear its own costs.