Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. The court received a new petition raising questions related to claim construction. That’s it. Here are the details.
En Banc Petitions
In Vocalife LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., Vocalife asked the en banc court to review the following questions:
- Whether “the Opinion contradicts the district court’s claim construction, which stands as a matter of law in absence of any de novo review, of the ‘plurality of configurations’ limitation.”
- Whether “the Panel failed to undertake and set forth a de novo review of the claim construction.”
- Whether “the Panel misapplied the district court’s claim construction by adding the requirement that the configurations be ‘physical,’ which is a limitation that was expressly rejected in the district court’s Markman analysis.”