This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions.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

Davis v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)

Rose A. Davis appeals a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims affirming the Board of Veterans’ Appeals’ decision denying her recognition as veteran Harvey W. Kimble’s surviving spouse. Because we lack jurisdiction to hear Ms. Davis’ appeal, we dismiss.

In re Smith (Nonprecedential)

The Patent and Trademark Office rejected claims 1–13 and 15–36 of Jason Smith’s patent application as patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) affirmed. Mr. Smith appeals. We affirm.

Rule 36 Judgment