This morning, the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case concerning obviousness. The court also released eight nonprecedential orders, which included a grant of a petition for a writ of mandamus to order the Western District of Texas to transfer a patent case, a grant of a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction, four summary affirmances, and two dismissals. Here are the introductions to the opinion and orders and links to the summary affirmances and dismissals.
Blackhawk Network, Inc. (“Blackhawk”) appeals from a final written decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“the Board”) in a post-grant review (“PGR”) holding that claims 1–6 of U.S. Patent 10,769,894 (the “’894 patent”) are unpatentable as obvious. See Interactive Commc’ns Int’l, Inc. v. Blackhawk Network, Inc., Case No. PGR2020-00084, Paper No. 47, J.A. 1–70 (P.T.A.B. Mar. 15, 2022) (“Decision”). We affirm.
In re Microsoft Corporation (Nonprecedential Order)
Microsoft Corporation petitions for a writ of mandamus vacating the district court’s order denying transfer under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) and directing that the case be transferred from the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (“WDTX”) to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (“WDWA”). Virtru Corporation responds. We grant the petition.
Jolley v. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Nonprecedential Order)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) moves to waive Federal Circuit Rule 27(f) and dismiss this appeal for lack of jurisdiction. William B. Jolley opposes and moves for sanctions against HUD and for summary disposition in his favor. For the following reasons, we grant HUD’s motion and dismiss.
Rule 36 Judgments
- Juniper Networks, Inc. v. Huawei Technologies Co.
- In re Universal Electronics, Inc.
- Burnett v. McDonough
- Mallalieu v. McDonough