This morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, two orders, and one Rule 36 summary affirmance. The precedential opinion addresses an appeal from a final written decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding claims unpatentable and denying a revised motion to amend claims. The orders are dismissals. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the dismissals and summary affirmance.

Cywee Group Ltd. v. ZTE (USA) Inc. (Precedential Opinion)

CyWee Group Ltd. (“CyWee”) appeals from an inter partes review (“IPR”) final written decision by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) determining that claims 1, 4–5, 14–17, and 19 of U.S. Patent No. 8,441,438 (“the ’438 patent”) are unpatentable and denying CyWee’s revised motion to amend its claims.  ZTE (USA), Inc. v. CyWee Grp. Ltd., No. IPR2019-00143, 2021 WL 641742 (P.T.A.B. Feb. 17, 2021) (“Board Decision”).  For the following reasons, we affirm.


Rule 36 Judgment