This morning, the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a pro se patent case. In it, the court addressed whether the lack of compliance with a court order was appropriately handled by the district court when it sanctioned the appellant. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

Askan v. Faro Technologies, Inc. (Nonprecedential)

Yoldas Askan appeals an order by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida that dismissed his patent-infringement complaint against FARO Technologies, Inc. (FARO) on two independent grounds: (1) as a sanction for failing to comply with a court order, and (2) as precluded under the Kessler doctrine. Askan v. FARO Techs. Inc., Case No. 6:21-cv-1366, 2022 WL 12058559, at *1, 4 (M.D. Fla. July 8, 2022) (Order). Because the district court did not abuse its discretion in sanctioning Mr. Askan and correctly applied the Kessler doctrine, we affirm.