This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; the second comes in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Federal Circuit also released two Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

In re Kiely (Nonprecedential)

Pro se Appellant Alice Mary O’Donnell Kiely appeals a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board affirming an examiner’s final rejection of claims 41–54, 56, 57, and 59– 64 of U.S. Patent Application No. 11/634,624. The Board upheld the examiner’s determination that all claims at issue are indefinite pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 112(b). The Board also upheld the examiner’s determinations that each claim is anticipated or obvious over prior art. We affirm.

Herrera v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)

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

Rule 36 Judgments