About Fed Circuit Blog

Fed Circuit Blog provides comprehensive coverage of activities and news regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Fed Circuit Blog’s coverage includes every aspect of the court’s jurisdiction, including patent cases as well veterans, trade, employment, and takings cases.

New Opinions and Orders

Fed Circuit Blog provides easy access to new opinions and orders issued by the Federal Circuit, as well as helpful information related to these opinions, including subject matter categories.

Pending Cases

Fed Circuit Blog provides information regarding important Federal Circuit cases pending at the Federal Circuit or Supreme Court. Fed Circuit Blog identifies these cases by monitoring the filing of petitions for rehearing and amicus briefs at the Federal Circuit, as well as petitions for certiorari at the Supreme Court. Our coverage focuses on patent cases at the Federal Circuit, but all types of cases at the Supreme Court.

Historical Cases

Fed Circuit Blog also provides information related to important historical cases decided by the Federal Circuit since its formation on October 1, 1982. These cases include all en banc opinions issued by the Federal Circuit, as well as all Federal Circuit opinions subsequently reviewed on certiorari by the Supreme Court.

News and Analysis

Fed Circuit Blog provides news and analysis regarding the Federal Circuit and its cases. Fed Circuit Blog periodically publishes news updates with links to recent commentaries about the Federal Circuit and its cases. Fed Circuit Blog also periodically publishes original content related to the Federal Circuit and its cases.

About the Editors

Fed Circuit Blog is a project of Professor David O. Taylor and the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation at SMU Dedman School of Law.

Prof. Taylor is Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation, and Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law. He has served as a member of Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council, and he clerked for the Federal Circuit’s former Chief Judge, the Honorable Sharon Prost. He has served on the Amicus Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), along with its Patentable Subject Matter Task Force, Legislation Committee, and Arthrex Task Force. His scholarship focuses on patent law, patent policy, patent litigation, and civil procedure. He practiced law at Baker Botts LLP in Dallas.

Prof. Robinson, formerly Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation, and Associate Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, helped found Fed Circuit Blog. Prof. Robinson now serves as Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of property, intellectual property, patent law, and technology law. He practiced law at Foley and Lardner LLP as a member of its electronics practice group in Washington D.C.

Prof. Taylor appreciates the ongoing research support of SMU Dedman School of Law students Caroline Brown, Jess Duty, Julia Goodson, Morgan Laing, Laurel McCabe, and Brooke Sutter.

Past research assistants have included Elizabeth Chung, Austin Davis, Tucker Davison, Dylan Freeman, Kelly Gibson, Rachel Gillespie, Victoria Gregory, Ian Johnson, Trevor Johnson, Carter Kristek, Kylee Lyon, Nolan McQueen, Morgan Mendicino, Val Morrow, Kelly Neal, Elizabeth Nevins, Erin Parker, Frankie Picone, Catherine Pieratt, Quinn Prchal, Megan Simmons, Mary K. Snapp, Jason Spotts, Thomas Tassin, Marisa Thompson, Ryan Vayner, Nicky Wang, Aaron Waters, Jacob Young, and Serene Zidan.


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