Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- a first article concerning “the importance of adhering to local rules on initial disclosures in Delaware” after the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a patent case;
- a second article about Apple potentially escaping a $576 million judgment against it in a patent case; and
- a third article discussing the Federal Circuit’s reopening to the public yesterday.
Steven Brachmann wrote an article for IPWatchdog concerning “the importance of adhering to local rules on initial disclosures in Delaware” after the Federal Circuit affirmed a dismissal in a patent case, Arendi S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics. Brachmann explained how Delaware is “one of the most popular U.S. district courts for patent infringement litigation” and how there are specific required disclosures during the discovery process.
Scott Graham authored an article for Law.com about Apple potentially escaping “VirnetX‘s $576 million judgment against [them] over secure communications technology.” Graham reported how “[t]he problem for VirnetX is the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated the two asserted patents from the most recent trial.” Graham noted, however, that “the PTAB decision isn’t final yet,” and so “the district court judgment could become final first.”
Samantha Handler published an article for Bloomberg Law discussing the reopening of the Federal Circuit courthouse “more than two years after shutting its doors due to the pandemic.” Handler highlighted that, although the court’ buildings are now open, “[t]he clerk’s office will continue streaming oral arguments online.”