Today the Federal Circuit released three nonprecedential opinions, one in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and two in pro se cases. The court also released two nonprecedential orders, one granting a motion to withdraw a petition and one dismissing an appeal. Here are the introductions to the opinions and first order and a link to the second order.

Monterey Research, LLC v. Vidal (Nonprecedential)

Monterey Research, LLC (“Monterey”) appeals an IPR decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) finding claims 1–19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,629,226 (“’226 patent”) unpatentable. We affirm.

Ottah v. National Grid (Nonprecedential)

Chikezie Ottah appeals a decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissing his patent infringement claim as barred by claim preclusion. Ottah v. Nat’l Grid, No. 22 Civ. 2935, 2023 WL 1433667 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 1, 2023). Because we agree that claim preclusion bars Mr. Ottah from bringing the same claim again, we affirm.

Gonzalez v. McDonough (Nonprecedential)

Manuel Gonzalez, Jr. appeals an order of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Veterans Court) that dismissed his petitions for extraordinary relief in the nature of a writ of mandamus. Gonzalez v. McDonough, No. 22-5531, 2022 WL 16706691, at *2 (Vet. App. Nov. 4, 2022) (Veterans Court Decision). Because we lack jurisdiction over the appeal, we dismiss.

In re Google LLC (Nonprecedential Order)

Google LLC moves unopposed to withdraw its mandamus petition as moot, informing the court that the underlying case has been dismissed and “the issue raised by Google’s mandamus petition is now moot.” Mot. at 1.


The motion is granted.