This morning, the Federal Circuit released one nonprecedential opinion and three nonprecedential orders. The opinion addresses a pro se appeal from a judgment of the Merit Systems Protection Board. Two of the orders deny petitions, while one dismisses an appeal. Late Friday, the Federal Circuit also released one nonprecedential order dismissing another appeal. Here is the introduction to the opinion, selected text from the orders denying petitions, and links to the dismissals.

Davis v. Office of Personnel Management (Nonprecedential Opinion)

Rose Kimble-Davis, the ex-wife of Harvey Kimble, a deceased federal employee, appeals the decision of the Merit Systems Protections Board (the “Board”) finding her not entitled to certain retirement benefits.  Because substantial evidence supports the Board’s finding that Ms. Kimble-Davis did not establish she is entitled to the benefits, we affirm.

In re VLSI Technology LLC (Nonprecedential Order)

VLSI Technology LLC petitions this court for a writ of mandamus seeking to reverse an order allowing Intel Corporation to amend its answer.  Intel opposes.  VLSI replies.  For the following reasons, we deny the petition.  

In re Apple Inc. (Nonprecedential Order)

Apple Inc. petitions for a writ of mandamus to direct the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to transfer this patent infringement case to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Carbyne Biometrics, LLC opposes.  For the following reasons, we deny the petition.