This morning, the Federal Circuit released two precedential opinions in a trade case and a patent case, a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to order a district court to vacate an order to produce certain documents, and three nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the order denying the petition and links to the dismissals.

Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Co. v. United States (Precedential)

Defendant-Appellant Wheatland Tube Company appeals a decision from the Court of International Trade affirming a second remand determination by the Department of Commerce calculating certain anti-dumping margins for certain welded carbon steel pipes without any particular market situation adjustments. Because the Court of International Trade properly determined that the agency was not allowed to make a particular market situation adjustment to the cost of production when determining antidumping margins, we affirm the trial court’s decision to sustain the agency’s second remand results.

VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corp. (Precedential)

VLSI Technology LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 7,523,373, titled “Minimum Memory Operating Voltage Technique” and U.S. Patent No. 7,725,759, titled “System and Method of Managing Clock Speed in an Electronic Device.” VLSI sued Intel Corporation, alleging infringement of both patents, and after a trial, the jury found infringement of both patents and awarded separate damages for each. The district court then denied Intel’s post-trial motions on various issues concerning infringement and damages. It simultaneously denied Intel’s pre-trial motion seeking to add a license defense to the case and to sever that defense from the rest of the case and stay its adjudication.

Intel appeals. We affirm the judgment of infringement of the ʼ373 patent but reverse the judgment of infringement of the ʼ759 patent. We vacate the award of damages for the ʼ373 patent and remand for a new trial limited to damages. We reverse the denial of the motion for leave to amend to add the license defense.

In re Cozy, Inc. (Nonprecedential Order)

Cozy, Inc. petitions for a writ of mandamus directing the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to vacate its July 27, 2023, order requiring production of certain documents on Cozy’s privilege log. Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. opposes. We deny the petition.