Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- an article commenting on the impact of a Federal Circuit decision on “patent applicants and owners seeking to overcome obviousness challenges”;
- an article discussing a Federal Circuit decision in a list of upcoming Supreme Court cases; and
- an article about historic women on the federal bench, including Federal Circuit Judge Tiffany Cunningham.
Dennis Crouch wrote an article for PatentlyO commenting on the impact of a Federal Circuit decision on “patent applicants and owners seeking to overcome obviousness challenges.” According to Crouch, the decision in Volvo Penta of the Americas, LLC v. Brunswick Corp. “reinforces the notion that patentees should attempt to include some claims that are largely coexistive with its product line, especially in today’s world of likely copying.”
Jimmy Hoover authored an article for Law.com discussing Vidal v. Elster, a trademark case decided by the Federal Circuit that is now pending at the Supreme Court. According to Hoover, the case is “[t]his term’s big trademark case” and “the third installment of a trademark trilogy at the Supreme Court in recent years.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote an article for Ms. Magazine about historic women on the federal bench, including Federal Circuit Judge Tiffany Cunningham. The article highlights “milestones and historic firsts” for female federal judges.