This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the District of Oregon. In its opinion, the Federal Circuit affirms the district court’s grant of summary judgment as to eligibility and denial of a new trial, reverses with respect to anticipation and obviousness, vacates an award of sanctions, and remands the case. Late yesterday, the Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential order granting unopposed motions to voluntarily dismiss appeals. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a link to the dismissal.

Adasa Inc. v. Avery Dennison Corp. (Precedential)

Avery Dennison Corporation appeals the United States District Court for the District of Oregon’s grant of summary judgment that claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 9,798,967 is directed to eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C § 101 and is valid under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103. Avery Dennison also appeals the district court’s order denying its motion for a new trial and imposing sanctions for its discovery misconduct. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm in part, reverse in part, vacate in part, and remand for further proceedings.